essential architecture  links

Architecture Web Sites

General Sources

Architectural Record: The resource for architecture and architects
architecturecafe - home
Architecture News - - Your guide to world famous architects and their architecture.
Architext Links
Dissertations Underway on Architectural History
How to Research Architecture
Research Materials for Architecture & the Built Environment Located in Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
Art & Architecture Thesaurus (Research at the Getty)
architectural terms
Center for Theory and History of Architecture
Culture 4.0 -- WWW Resources
The Vernacular Architecture Forum Bibliography
Women and Architecture
Yahoo! Groups : ArchVoices
About Architecture and Home Design and House Building
alambina: Architects, Practices and Projects [A - Z]
a.n.a.r.c.h.i.t.e.c.t.o.n     .:[ architecture | design | web ]:.
Archetours, Inc. - travel
@rchi-tec - energiesparende Architektur mit neuen Medien
ArchiNET - The South African Architecture Network
A & I - Architettura & Ingegneria homepage
a - n o d e | technology for architects and artists
Arch'India Online - The Indian Architectural Resource Guide
ArchiNed - De architectuursite van Nederland
Architect Africa Online - South Africa
Architectural Links of Interest
The Architecture Hate Page - Welcome!
Architecture Through the Ages
ArchitectsOnline:Architectural Links
Architects On Line
Architecture Resources on the Internet
Architecture - the Mining Co. links
Architecture Web Resources
ARCspace - World Architecture - Architecture in Chile
Arquitectura Mexicana / Mexican Architecture
Architettura nel mondo - architecture in the world -- link list
Buildzone netchannels- India's building Industry portal
Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture - Bath, England
Center for Theory and History of Architecture
Construction, Building, Architecture: Image and Photo Resources
Cupola's Hot Links - Architectural Listings
Cyburbia - The Planning and Architecture Internet Resource Center - formerly PAIRC; a comprehensive resource
Cyberplaces Web Site - The Internet Guide for Architects, Engineers & Contractors
Death by Architecture
db - deutsche bauzeitung
Deutschlands Architektur
Edinburgh Architecture Edinburgh Architects Contemporary Architecture
F.A.T. (Fashion Architecture Taste)
Great Buildings and Structures
Great Buildings Online - Master Buildings List
Great Structures of the World
Horus's Architecture links
Inside Architecture Homepage
kyrie's architecture page
MoMA | collection | architecture and design
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
NAV Internet Architekt Links - Belgian
noticias >> arquitectura :: arte :: diseño
Ordine degli Architetti di Roma e Provincia
Pam Mack's History of Technology Links - Argentina
Real Estate - Welcome from The Mining Company
Recursos a Internet d'Art i Arquitectura de Ramon Soler
Sólo Arquitectura
tradición moderna
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Architecture
ZONE ARCHITECTURE - Contemporary Architecture from Quebec
Surveys and Guides
AAmsterdam Monumenten
Archeire-- Architecture in Ireland
Architecture (Arts)
Bauhaus Architecture in Tel Aviv
Boomtown- Frankfurt
Canadian Centre for Architecture Home Page
ChurchCrawler - United Kingdom
Deutschlands Architektur
Digital Architecture
Gateway to Art History - Gardner's Art Through the Ages
Headsmashers House of Architectural Links
Historic City Center: Old Montreal
International Archive of Women in Architecture
Irish Architectural Archive
Museum Architecture
Ogram's 17th Century New England Links: Images & Facsimilies
Online resources for London architecture
Pevsner Architectural Guides to England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales
Quondam - A Virtual Museum of Architecture
RIBA Library
Russian Art and Architecture
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich - Departement und Abteilung für Architektur
A Virtual History of Architecture - from Sweden
The Virtual Study Tour - New Zealand
a - n o d e | technology for architects and artists
ARCHINECT - online portfolios, bookstore, links
Architecture Books - Bookstore - architectstore
The ArchitectStore - architecture books and links
BIAS Architecten, Netherlands
Brian Rose - architectural photography (Netherlands)
GABION - architecture writings by Hugh Pearman
Green For New England - Environmental Federation of New England
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Hong Kong Institute of Architects
LAVA - Lab for architecture
Nederlands Architectuurinstituut
Society of Architectural Historians: Homepage

Interior Design

Image Archives
American Memory All Collections Search
archINFORM - 20th century architecture -- Karlsruhe, Germany
Architecture and Interior Design photographs for 20th c. America: Gottscho-Schleisner Collection
Chicago Architecture and Art Imagebase - U of Ill, Chicago
Columbia Digital Image Access Project DIAP Images
Digital Archive of American Architecture - Boston College
Digital Archive of European Architecture - Boston College
Digital Images of Architecture -- Mary Ann Sullivan, Bluffton College
Exploring Image Collections on the Internet: Resources at MIT and Beyond
The Kidder Smith Images on American Architecture
Lambeth Palace Library - digitized church plans
MIT: Rotch Visual Collections: Films and Videos: Information and Sources at MIT and Beyond
Renaissance and Baroque Architecture - U of VA
SAH imagebank pilot
SPIRO - Architectural searches - UC Berkeley
See also regional and period studies.

3D Models

Architectural Models
Architecture.Design.History.Images.3D Models-Artifice Great Buildings Collection
Integrated Buildings - 3D Images Home Page
The Museum of Reconstructions
Villa Savoye - VRML
Virtual Venice- Explore 3D Worlds in Venice Italy with Intel's Home Computing
Welcome to The Museum of Reconstructions
Careers in Architecture - AIA Homepage; Select "Career Resources"
Career Discovery Program - Harvard
I Want To Be An Architect
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Society of Architectural Historians: Graduate Schools
Education in India: including Schools of Architecture
The Divine Proportion
The Fibonacci Numbers and the Golden section
The Golden Mean
The Golden Mean - Proportion 1
Golden Proportion
The Golden Section in Art, Architecture and Music
Implosion - Habitat Theory of Culture
NEXUS 2000 - Relationships Between Architecture and Mathematics - Third
NEXUS '98 - Relationships Between Architecture and Mathematics - 2nd Int'l Interdisciplinary Conference
Proportion and Architecture
The Transformation of Nostalgia: European Architectural Theory of the 1880s

Urban Planning

Center for the Study of the Built Environment
The City Beautiful and Washington D.C.
Charles Buls, Urban Design - Belgium
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit Gateway
Historic Cities Support Programme (HCSP)
LAB[au] architecture and urbanism, 0/1 LAB METALAB - Brussels
TerraServer - High resolution satellite photos (US and Russian)
u r b a n i z a m . n e t - Croatian urbanism and design
See also: American Cities
Boston U.S.A.: Greater Boston Map
Index de l'Atlas historique de l'Antiquite tardive
Microsoft Expedia Maps - Place Finder
Other Maps Relating to Islam's Historical Development
Landscape Architecture and Gardens
The Enchanted Gardens of the Renaissance
SFA Mast Arboretum, Austin, TX
Stowe Landscape Gardens
The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Landscape Architecture
Architectural Journals Online
American Bungalow Magazine
Antique Homes Magazine
Architecture Magazine
a+t - review of art & technology; in Spanish & English
Architronic (journal)
The City Review
Design_Architecture Home
Harvard Design Magazine
Nexus Network Journal Home Page: Architecture and Mathematics Online
The Latest Architecture News
Web Architecture Magazine.


American Architecture
American Architecture - Boston University Library Guide
American architectural survey, 5/5
Castles of the United States
GSA: Historic Federal Buildings
Historic Sites Open to the Public
Kidder Smith Images on American Architecture - MIT
National Building Museum, Washington, D.C.
Norman Morrison Isham: Archive of illustrations of American Colonial Architecture
Roadside Architecture in 1950s America: Reflections of Society
Regional Guides
Along the New Jersey Shore
Architectural Styles in Sherman Hill Neighborhood, Des Moines, Iowa
Historic Homes of Virginia
Hudson Valley Network - Great Estates
Hudson Valley Network - Historic Sites
Indiana Historic Architecture
Looking At History Through Architecture - New Haven
New York castles
Southeastern Architectural Archive
Native American
Ancient Architects of the Mississippi
Architecture Solar Virtual Reality Native American Archaeology
Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Native American Architecture
Native American Geometry
Native American Web Sites
NATIVE PRE-CONTACT HOUSING: Types, map distribution, construction
Style Guides
Antique American Architecture-Federal Style
The Evolution of the Shotgun House (Getty artsednet)
Historic Architectural Styles in Vermont
House Styles and Home Architecture
Illustrated Architecture Dictionary Styles
Styles of Homes Index
UWEC G367 vogeler -- Architectural Styles Index
Vocabulary A-C
What Style is My Bungalow?
What Style is That House?
National Trust for Historic Preservation: Historic Sites
Architecture Boston/AC107
Boston Architectural Center
Boston Central Artery/Tunnel Project: The Big Dig
Boston - The Freedom Trail
The Boston Preservation Alliance
The Freedom Trail -- Boston
Boston National Historic Parks
Boston Society of Architects
Boston Web Project's staging area.
Mapping Boston
MIT + MassGIS Digital Orthophoto Project - Boston
The Art Institute of Chicago, Architecture
The Art Institute of Chicago: Collections
Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Architecture and Art Imagebase - U of Ill, Chicago
The Chicago Athenaeum: The Museum of Architecture and Design
Chicago Historical Society
Chicago Imagebase
Chicago Landmarks
The Chicago Loop Architecture Guide
Chicago - old postcards and photos
The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory - exhibition
South Side of Chicago
New York
Forgotten NY
MOVING UPTOWN: Nineteenth-century Views of Manhattan
Museum of the City of New York
New York Skyscrapers
New York Tenement Museum
Paul Halsall/Fordham University/Medieval New York Guide
Seneca Village - New York, Central Park
Welcome to PAB - Philadelphia Buildings
Writings on Philadelphia-area architecture and places
City of Corvallis - The Impact of the Railroad,1880-1900
Columbus Historic Foundation - Columbus Riverfest - Columbus, Georgia
Deerfield, MA - Welcome to Historic Deerfield
Estates and Mansion of the Hudson Valley
Five College Museums/Historic Deerfield Database
Hancock Shaker Village, MA
Hudson Valley Network - Great Estates
Hudson Valley Network - Historic Sites - Huguenot Street Historic District
Jamestown Rediscovery - APVA
Las Vegas Architecture and Buildings: Selected Bibliography and Guide to Sources
Levittown, NY
Federal Buildings in New Bedford, MA
Newport RI tour -- | education
Portland, ME:  Greater Portland Landmarks
Portsmouth NH - Strawbery Banke Museum
Riis photographs: How the Other Half Lives
Salem Massachusetts Architecture.
Salem Massachusetts: Georgian Architecture
Salem, MA - Peabody Essex Museum
San Francisco Architectural Heritage
Seaside, Florida's Gulf Coast Vacation Community
Old Sturbridge Village
Twin Cities Bungalow Club
Washington D.C.,The Architecture of The City Beautiful and Washington D.C.
Whitwell, Description of a Model City

Skyscraper links - separate list
Churches - US
Cathedral of Hope, by Philip Johnson: A Building that Echoes a Protean Journey - link under New Cathedral
Cathedrals and Churches in France
The Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle U, by Steven Holl - Virtual Tour
Material History of American Religion Project--The Built Environment of American Religion
Mosques in the United States
Saint Joseph's Abbey
St. Patrick's Cathedral, NYC
Saint Joseph's Abbey, Spencer, MA - Trappist
Thorncrown Chapel - E. Fay Jones
Buildings - Other
17th century
Alden Kindred and Alden Museum Home Page
Bacon's Castle
Fairbanks House Dedham, MA 1636
Rebecca Nurse Homestead, Danvers, MA
Paul Revere History
The Paul Revere House
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site (National Park Service)
Saugus Iron Works: Life and Work at an Early American Industrial Site
Vernacular House Forms in Seventeenth Century Plymouth Colony
18th century
Destrehan Planation in Destrehan, Louisiana - 1787-1840
Excavating the Royall House, Medford, MA - David Rich
Historic Mount Vernon - The Home of Our First President, George Washington
The Massachusetts State House Today
Stratford Hall Plantation, Birthplace of Robert E. Lee
Warner House, Portsmouth, NH
19th century
American Sod Houses
Andalusia on the Delaware - History of Andalusia
Biltmore Estate
Cadiz Log Cabin Cadiz, Kentucky (Historic Houses)
Forged Images's Eastern State Penitentiary
Forged Images's Eastern State Penitentiary Teacher Guide
Frank Furness -- Brooke Mansion - Birdsboro, PA
Glessner house, Chicago --
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Historic Asylums of America
A History of The Mill - Maynard, MA
Jacob Cram Middletown
Lucy, the Amazing Elephant Building
Lucy - Elephant building
Mark Twain House
Olana: The Home and Final Work of Art of Frederic E. Church
The Smithsonian Building - 1 of 5
Lansing Historical Association Outhouse Project
Philadelphia City Hall - Will Penn's Homepage
Spirit House - Georgetown, NY
Victoriana.Com, Study Center: 19th Century Web Sites
Victorian House School
Victorian Preservation Association - "The Old Home Folks"
Victorian Station offering decorating ideas and historical information about the victorian era.
The United States Capitol
U.S. Capitol - Library of Congress Online exhibition
U.S. Capitol - The Columbus Doors
Websteader: Pioneer Sod Houses, c.1880 - 2001
20th century
Architecture of the Getty Center
Castles of the United States
The Dymaxion House at Henry Ford Museum
The Gamble House
Grand Central Station -- Introduction
Hammond Castle
Hammond Castle
House on the Rock -Sauk County
Koenig Resources
MAK Schindler House
Roadside America: The House On The Rock
LIFE Dream House - annual presentation
Levittown: Documents of an Ideal American Suburb
Lustron Connection
Lustron Pamphlets and Brochures
One of a Kind - House in shape of a boat
Quonset Huts
Sears Catalog Houses
Sears Modern Homes
Warren and Wetmore's 1901 New York Yacht Club
Weisman Art Museum building - Frank Gehry
Wrigley Building
Architects - Misc.
Ralph Adams Cram
William J Dodd (1862-1930) ~American Architect and Designer
Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, Architects and Town Planners
Sir Norman Foster and Partners
From Louis Sullivan to SOM: MIT grads go to Chicago
Frank Gehry Im Frank O. Gehry age Tour
Frank O. Gehry
Irving Gill Central
Michael Graves
Greene and Greene Homepage
Henchion + Reuter Architects
Philip Johnson interview - Academy of Achievement
Fay Jones
Paul Lukez Architecture
Richard Meier
Olmsted Web Site
Frederick Law Olmsted NHS Home Page
Bart Prince - Architect - Bibliography
Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP
SOM - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
VSBA - Venturi, Scott, Brown Associates
William J Dodd (1862-1930) ~American Architect and Designer~
William Ware: Drawings at Work
Thomas Jefferson, Architect
Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson
Rotunda Fire Commemoration, University of Virginia Designed by T. Jefferson; fire 1895.
US: Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
The 860-880 Lake Shore Drive Apartments
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Main Campus Tour, Illinois Institute of Technology
Mies van der Rohe - buildings
The Barcelona Pavilion - Mies van der Rohe
I.M. Pei
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP
Cesar Pelli
Cesar Pelli & Associates Home Page
H.H. Richardson
H. H. Richardson
H.H. Richardson's Austin Hall, Harvard
Harvard Preservation: H.H. Richardson collections
The Legacy of H.H.Richardson
Louis Sullivan
Lieber-Meister - The Louis Sullivan Page
Images of Wainwright Building, St. Louis, Missouri, 1890-91, by Louis Sullivan.
Louis H. Sullivan's Purdue State Bank: HOME
The National Farmers Bank, Owatonna, Minnesota Bank, Owatonna, Minnesota
Frank Lloyd Wright
FLW links - separate list
World's Fairs
ExpoMuseum - World's Fair History
The Crystal Palace, or The Great Exhibition of 1851: An Overview
The Great Exhibition of 1851
Centennial Exposition
Centennial Exhibition Digital Collection | The Free Library of Philadelphia
Centennial Exhibition: Tours
Centennial Exhibition: Tours | State Buildings
McCabe - Illustrated History of 1876 Exhibition
World's Fair of 1876, Philadelphia
1893 World's Fair Columbian Exposition Memorabilia
1893 World's Fair Web-Book Contents Listing
African-American Women and the Chicago World's Fair, Introduction
After the Exposition
The Book of the Fair: Paul V. Galvin Digital History Collection
North Side: People: George Ferris
World's Fair of 1893, Chicago
World's Columbian Exposition: Idea, Experience, Aftermath
World's Columbian Exposition of 1893
World's Columbian Exposition
Last Days of a President: Films of McKinley and the Buffalo Worlds Fair of 1901
Century of Progress Exposition - Chicago, 1933
Expo 1935 Brussels
New York 1964 World's Fair
New York World's Fair - 1964/1965
EXPO 2000 - Hannover, Germany (with historical background on exhibitions)
Amusement Parks
Coney Island History Web Site
Palisades Amusement Park Historical Society

Ancient Architecture

Archaeology Magazine -- with useful links
Palace of Ashurnasirpal II Quicktime & Mpeg movies
ArtServe - Art and Architecture from the Mediterranean Basin
Ancient World Web
Ancient Near East - Guide to Resources
Images of Ancient Iran
The Museum of Reconstructions
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
Virtual Archaeology
Djoser Complex - Stepped Pyramid
Egypt Links
The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
NOVA Online/Pyramids -- The Inside Story (VR)
The Corinthian Page
Labyrinth at Knossos
Project Perseus' Home Page
Ancient City of Athens
Ancient Reconstruction of the Pompeii Forum
Forum Romanum
The Hadrianic Baths at Leptis Magna
Historic Atlas Resource - Europe (Ancient Rome)
LacusCurtius • Pont du Gard - 47 Web Links
PompeiiForum Project

Medieval Architecture

Amiens Cathedral Digital Project at Columbia University
La cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Cathedrals and Churches in France
Byzantine and Medieval Web Links
The Castles of Wales
Chartres Cathedral - GCSU
Constantinople Project
Durham Cathedral
Gothic Dreams: Earthlore Explorations Introduction - Gothic Architecture
Hagia Sophia
Jewish Gothic
Leaning Tower of Pisa - official web site
The NIXNET Medieval Architecture Homepage
Official Guide to the Vialardi di Sandigliano Foundation and the medieval Torrione Castle


Architecture Asia - The architect & design network for Asia
Asian Historical Architecture
Image India - photographs
Kisho Kurokawa, contemporary architect - Japan
Legacy India - photographs
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Home Page
Arabic and Islamic Architecture -
Historic Cities Support Programme (HCSP) - Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Islamic Architecture in Isfahan
Islamic Patterns
TEXTUAL & Visual Resources on Islamic Art, Architecture and Urbanism; Rotch Visual Collection, MIT

Renaissance Architecture

Brunelleschi's Monograph - site for Brunelleschi
From Human Architecture to Architectural Structure: Part I - Brunelleschi's Perspective
Renaissance and Baroque Architecture
Medici Villas in Florence and Tuscany, Italy
Palladio's Italian Villas
Palladio's Villa Emo by Lionel March; Nexus Network Journal Autumn 2001
Villa Emo: the history of Villa Emo

Baroque Architecture

17th and 18th Century Architecture in England
Francesco Borromini 1599-1667 - Struktur und Metamorphose - Albertina Exhibition
Chateau de Versailles

19th Century Architecture

19th and 20th Century Architecture and Design - The Aesthetic Movement Resource Library: Stick style
Arts & Crafts Bibliography
Arts and Crafts in Midwestern Architecture
Arts & Crafts Page
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin 1812-1852
The Beckford Project
A brief biography of James Wyatt
Eastlake Style, 1880
Friends of K.F. Schinkel
Antoni Gaudi
Gaudí Central
Sagrada Familia -- Gaudi
Gilded Age Outline
The Great Exhibition of 1851
Greene and Greene Homepage
Glasgow School of Art | Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Rogue Victorian Architecture -- High Victorian Gothic
The Transformation of Nostalgia: European Architectural Theory of the 1880s
Visiting Bruxelles Art Nouveau

20th Century Architecture

Alvar Aalto Museum
The Barcelona Pavilion - Mies van der Rohe
bauhaus-archiv museum für gestaltung
History of the Bauhaus
Bauhaus WEIMAR/DESSAU 1919-1933
BIAS Architecten, Netherlands
Functionalism and the City of  Viipuri, Finland
Visual Tour of Gropius House
Michael Graves
Hundertwasser Architektur
Nazi Architecture in Munich
Gerrit Rietveld: Red and Blue Chair
Rem Koolhaas/OMA Source Page
Rem Koolhaas Interview
Giuseppe e Alberto Samonà: opere e progetti. Home page.
Pascal Arquitectos. Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design - Mexico
Santiago Calatrava Web Site  - Spanish architect / engineer
Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965) Ein kleiner Streifzug durch sein Werk -very detailed site
Le Corbusier Architecte/Artiste
LeCorbusier: Carpenter Center
Le Corbusier / Charles Edouart Jeanneret
Le Corbusier database by AGRAM
Le Corbusier (1887 - 1965) Ein kleiner Streifzug durch sein Werk
LeCorbusier -- Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp - photographs by J. Howe, Boston College
LeCorbusier, Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp - photos by Scott Demel
Le Corbusier Shop - books, CDRoms, prints
LeCorbusier -- Villa Savoye - photographs by J. Howe, Boston College
Villa Savoye - VRML
Patrimoine Le Corbusier à Firminy - Firminy: La plus grande concentration d'oeuvres architecturales de Le Corbusier
Photo Gallery: the Villa Savoye

Historic Preservation

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Arc Boutant Historic Preservation Home Page - internship opportunities
BBC - History - Researching your home
The Boston Preservation Alliance
Boston University Preservation program
Conservation OnLine
Digital Librarian: Architecture & Historical Preservation
Green For New England - Environmental Federation of New England
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador
Heritage Conservation, Historic Preservation, Preservation and Storage, State Library of Victoria
Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record (HABS/HAER), National Park Service
LC-HABS/HAER Collections
National Historic Landmark Index
National Register of Historic Places
National Trust for Historic Preservation
National Trust for Historic Preservation: Historic Sites The interactive network for older homes.
The Old House Network
Organization of World Heritage Cities
Preservation Alliance of Wichita Falls, Texas
Preservation Brief - Understanding Old Buildings
Preservation of Historic Adobe Buildings The traditional materials and construction of adobe buildings and the causes of adobe deterioration.
Preservation: The Ultimate Recycling - North Carolina's Newsletter
Researching the History of Your House
Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities
US/ICOMOS - NPS World Heritage Home Page


Advanced Building Technologies
AEC InfoCenter: Architecture, Engineering, Building Construction
American Society of Architectural Perspectivists
Architectural Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering)
ArchiTECH.PC cad architecture 2D 3D rendering texture animation bill of materials building construction aec
Construction Defects
Golden Gate Bridge - Highway and Transportation District
Housing and Construction Law
Special topic: bridge disasters
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster

Web Cam Views - live updates


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