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Posts tagged "Architecture"
The German architect and engineer Frei Otto (1925-2015) has been posthumously awarded this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize. Best known for his work with lightweight tensile and membrane structures, he founded and led the Institute for Lightweight Structures at the University of Stuttgart. Numerous images of his work are in the AAEL Digital Image library.
America's post-industrial cities have been photographed over the past 40 years - often repeatedly, as "time-lapse" sequences - by Camilo José Vergara. These documentary and artistic images are now archived at the Library of Congress, with 5,000 of the 10,000 photographs available online.
Curious about museums, galleries, and the specifics of their physical environment? inexhibit.com is a rich resource of images, articles, technical reports and more about temporary and permanent exhibition spaces.
Ireland might not have a high architectural profile, but undeservedly so. To explore more about the varied architecture, past and present, check out Archiseek: Architecture news and views from Ireland.
Are you researching housing projects by particular architects or in certain cities/countries? Or just curious about the possibilities for multi-unit housing? Check out the online resource HousingPrototypes.org. While currently limited to western Europe and a few other countries, the range of projects is impressive. Each project page provides summary information, a description, images, and reference works.
In this era of computer-aided design, the skills required to create a single-sheet measured drawing of a building may seem to be irrelevant. Yet as a means of fully understanding and documenting a design, architectural delination is invaluable. Now, the National Park Service is administering an annual prize for the best drawing:
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