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Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Cool database I found during some random internet search that went astray (per usual).

This database for international architecture, originally emerging from records of interesting building projects from architecture students, has meanwhile become the largest online-database about worldwide architects and buildings from past to present.
This database includes information over more than 21000 built and unrealized projects from various architects and planners. The architecture of the 20th century is the main theme of this database.

It's possible to look for a special project via an architect, town or keyword with the indices or by using a query form. For most entries you get the name, address, keywords and information about further literature. Some entries include images, comments, links to other Websites or internal links.

I did a quick search of my local area and found some cool houses I knew about and did not know about. I have always been told about, or read about pieces of architecture to go see. A great way to reverse that process.

Taking it a step further, wouldn't it be cool to have a BIM Database... all buildings that have been built using BIM software? To see a physical built building and know, or see, that it was once an intelligent Revit model takes the experience to a whole other level.