Showing posts with label Internet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Internet. Show all posts

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

New RSUA website

The website for the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) has been updated and expanded, with lots of new features including advice for the public on working with architects, a database of some of Northern Ireland's best buildings, and an events calendar.

Website: RSUA

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

"Design truly has the power to bring people together"

Image from the SIDAREC project on the Open Architecture Network

Celebrating their 10th anniversary yesterday, the nonprofit design services firm Architecture for Humanity brings "design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed".

They developed the Open Architecture Network, an open source architecture resource allowing architects, designers, builders and their clients to share architectural plans and drawings, including CAD files.

Ten Years of Architecture for Humanity - a letter from co-founder and "Eternal Optimist" Cameron Sinclair

Saturday, 14 March 2009

So you want to be an architect

American architect Doug Patt (YouTube channel) has created a series of videos for people considering architecture as a profession, or for those who are just curious.

So you want to be an architect
is a nicely put-together series of videos available for free on YouTube. Each episode starts out with a simple question ("What does an architect do?"; "What does an architect learn?"; "What does an architect ask?") which Patt answers with sketches, photographs and plenty of straightforward explanations.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

MIMOA - Mi Modern Architecture

MIMOA is a really excellent resource for modern architecture around the world, taking advantage of some of the best web 2.0 functionality including Google Maps, user-generated content and customisation, and multimedia in the form of photos and video.

The idea is to pinpoint examples of great modern architecture around the world, explaining the history of the buildings and letting the user build up their own guide for sites to visit, which is downloadable as a PDF.

Here at PLACE, we're also planning to make use of Google Maps in the near future - more on those projects soon.

Meanwhile, you can read a bit more about MIMOA here (that blog also has loads more examples of Google Maps in action), and you might note that Northern Ireland is pretty poorly documented on MIMOA at present, with just the Falls Leisure Centre in Belfast included so far, so if you know of more examples of modern architecture the rest of the world should know about, get going!