Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, "a master builder", from αρχι- "chief, leader" and τεκτων, "builder, carpenter") is the art and science of designing buildings and structures.
A wider definition would include within its scope the design of the total built environment, from the macrolevel of town planning, urban design, and landscape architecture to the microlevel of creating furniture. Architectural design usually must address both feasibility and cost for the builder, as well as function and aesthetics for the user.More on [ Architecture ]
A-Wiki - A collaborative guide on architecture. Using satellite images covering the whole world, anyone may add a new architectural highlight.
Arbitat - Pictures and slideshows of architecturally interesting buildings from around the world, features on current projects (submissions accepted) and biographies of famous archirects.
Meta Description: [ Architects, Competiton Update, Exhibition Calendar, WTC Archive, Architecture Travel Slideshows, Books, News, Reviews, Features and more at ArBITAT ]
Archibot - Architecture portal. Includes select list of online resources, forum and news headlines from around the net.
Meta Description: [ Architecture news and discussion portal with the focus on top designers and famous architects. Updated daily. ]
Archihub - A forum for architects and designers to share their knowledge and discuss architecture.
Meta Description: [ A forum dedicated to architects and architecture ]
Archinform - International architectural database listing thousands of built and unbuilt projects. 20th-century architecture is the main theme.
Archiseek - Architecture forums, planning news, architectural competition announcements, and guides to the architecture of selected countries and cities.
Meta Description: [ Archiseek is an online architecture guide containing discussion, links, book reviews, news, building guides, a glossary of terms and architecture competitions. ]
Architecture for Humanity - A volunteer non-profit organization set up to promote architecture and design to seek solutions to global social and humanitarian crisis.
Meta Description: [ Architecture for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and brings design services to communities in need. Design Like You Give A Damn ]
ArchitRama - An international architecture portal available in five languages. News, listings and links to institutions, organizations, firms, events and competitions.
Architypes.net - A library of architectural design issues, solutions and ideas, built up by collaboration and mostly available to share under a Creative Commons license. Images and commentary.
Meta Description: [ Collaborative site for learning and sharing principles, patterns, ideas and images related to architectural design. ]
Archpedia - Architectural encyclopedia includes a style guide, biographies of famous architects, featured firms, news, articles, glossary, and quizzes. Offers a newsletter by email.
Meta Description: [ Archpedia: Architecture Encyclopedia is a comprehensive guide to world famous architects and their architecture. Archpedia looks at the best architecture of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. ]
Arqhys - The English-language version of a portal created by architecture students in the Dominican Republic. Covers architectural history, famous architects and buildings monuments, and methods and materials of construction.
Meta Description: [ Architecture in general, That it is the architecture, The medieval architect, architects ini general. ]
Design Community - This architecture and design web portal provides forums for public communication on world architecture, sustainable design, 3D design and 3D computer graphics.
Meta Description: [ The Design Community web zone is a friendly portal for discussion and mutual support in design, architecture, 3D graphics, community and environmental quality issues. ]
Design4Design - Online resource centre for professionals in the architecture and interior design industries. News, events, features and listings.
Meta Description: [ Design 4 Design - The Resource Centre for the interior design, architecture and design community. Receive the latest news on the design and architecture sectors, articles on your industry and special offers by email ]
Floornature - Interviews with architects, news, flooring projects with man made tiles. Manufacturing process, environmental impact and international standards for ceramic tiles and man made stones.
Meta Description: [ Contemporary architecture and design: interviews, exhibitions, news, software and competitions for architects. Sustainable architecture and porcelain stoneware floors ]
Galinsky - A showcase for the world's most exciting modern buildings. Photographs, descriptions and visitor information for more than 200 buildings across Europe, North and South America and the Asia-Pacific region, searchable by architect or region.
Meta Description: [ Free searchable pages to help you find and enjoy some of the world's most exciting modern buildings, on-line and in real life ]
Godden Structural Engineering Slide Library - Collection of 900 engineering slides from around the world. Historic and modern structures: beams, arches, cable and suspension, domes and shells, columns, frames, grids, slabs and trusses.
Meta Description: [ Collection of 900 engineering slides from around the world. Historic and modern structures: beams, arches, cable and suspension structures, trusses, domes and shells, columns, frames, structures under construction. Text, table of contents, index by location and structure name. ]
Made of Light - A project conceived and designed by Speirs and Major Associates, which aims to provide a thought-provoking presentation of the art of light and architecture.
Meta Description: [ Made of Light. The art of light and architecture. An education project concieved and designed by Speirs and Major Associates. ]
Nethca - Network for theory, history and criticism of architecture. Mission statement, archive and colloquia.
New 7 Wonders - This project and voting booth to select the new seven wonders of the world also gives condensed, illustrated descriptions of the original ancient wonders.
Probert Encyclopaedia: Architecture - An illustrated a-z of architectural styles and terminology.
Meta Description: [ Extensive dictionary/glossary/encyclopaedia of architectural terms, architectural structures and related topics ]
Talkin' About Architecture - A Yahoo group to express opinions or ask questions about architecture and art. Registration required.
Meta Description: [ talkinaboutarchitecture: discussions about Architecture ]
The Fat Channel - Brings you architecture, fine art, and urban speculations. Architecture for the Airbag Generation.
Meta Description: [ Architecture, art and design to your desktop - fresh from Fat, London. Modern architecture from Fashion Architecture Taste. ]
The Holistic Architecture Net - Promotes built environments that are harmonious with their environment. Introduces Feng Shui, Platonic forms, sacred geometry, sustainability and Vedic building. Links to related sites.
The International Network for Multiple Space Use - A variety of mutiple space use-projects from all over the world within an international project database, information about the association and related links.
The Virtual Study Tour - The New Zealand School of Architecture presents computer models of a selection of buildings ancient, modern and proposed, including a sustainable eco-house.
Underground Buildings: Architecture and Environment - An exploration of the viability of underground buildings in contemporary America, with some discussion of international examples.
Meta Description: [ SubsurfaceBuildings.com explores specific examples of underground buildings and examines concerns like environmental issues, energy efficiency, security, psychological resistance, and safety. ]
World View - The Architectural League of New York presents persectives on architecture and urbanism from around the globe. Includes illustrated reports on Beirut, Caracas, Dhaka, Oslo and Tijuana.
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