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Architecture: Architecture Web Sites

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Canadian Sources

Building Product Information

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  • 2030 Palette A resource for the design of zero-carbon, adaptable, and resilient built environments worldwide.  
  • AEC InfoCenter: Architecture: Sites of Interest -
  • Aladdin Homes -  This is the archives of Canadian Aladdin Co., where one could order homes from their 1918 catalogue.
  • ARCAT- "ARCAT is the leading online resource of FREE building product information."
  • ArchDaily -In addition to daily posts, includes overviews (information, photos, drawings, plans) of hundreds of projects as well as highlighting their 100 top projects.
  • Architizer -"Architizer connects architects to a vibrant network of peers, fans, and potential clients."
  • Archinect - images, news, discussion groups, jobs, an events calendar, books and reviews. The image collection here consists of nearly 1,000 photographs of architecture world wide.
  • archINFORM-The largest online-database covering international architects and buildings from past to present. It includes images, histories, bibliographies, and more.
  • Architecture Lab -"The goal of Architecture Lab is to make architecture more connected, and bring together architects/designers from around the world searching for the latest architectural news: projects, products, events, interviews and competitions among others."

  • Beyond the Built Environment- Engages community through architecture to advocate equitable, reflectively diverse environments.

  • Internet Resources for the Built Environment - a comprehensive directory of Internet resources relevant to planning, architecture and the built environment. Also known as "PAIRC - Planning and Architecture Internet Resource Center."
  • Daily Dose of Architecture

  • Dimensions.Guide - a comprehensive reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make up our world.
  • Emporis - Building Directory - Emporis collects information about buildings worldwide and provides basic information and data for free. Other parts of the website offer a paid service.
  • Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC) - A digital humanities project housed in the Department of Architecture at MIT with the ambition to address the needs of educators in diverse disciplinary contexts by providing practical lecture materials for teaching global architectural history at the survey and introductory level.
  • Looking at Buildings (LAB)- Created by the Pevsner Architectural Guides, LAB is an introduction to architecture with pages on building types, architectural styles and traditions and building materials and methods of construction.
  • Pioneering Women of American Architecture
  • Stuck in the Studio - a blog for architectural students
  • Sustainable Design Resources (Berkley UC)
  • Sears Archive - this includes pictures and information of homes that one could purchase from the Sears Catalogue.
  • WikiArquitectura- "WikiArquitectura celebrates the most relevant architects and buildings from all times. We study, analyze and document them to create the largest online architecture encyclopedia."
  • World Architecture Community - "An independent global forum and extensive database which hopes to become the 'Home Page' of architects from ALL countries of the world."
  • Vassar College Art Library - This is an excellent site for architectural resources including image catalogues & building registries, architects, codes, standards & data archives, manufacturer information etc.