cca - canadian centre for
architecture - bilingual resource site based in Quebec. [03/04]
zone architecture - online centre
of architectural Quebec. French language.
united states of america
arbitat - a fairly
substantial site with a construction reports, 'futurewatch',
a directory of architects, and a forum. [07/05]
architecture and interior design for 20th century america
- the samuel gottscho and willliam schleisner collection 1935-1955.
imaging project - extensive slide collection of european
and north american architecture.
house - a reality TV show set in a Montana frontier House
has spun off this interesting portrait of the american frontier
Historic Asylums of
America - dedicated to documenting vanishing asylums in
the states. Some spooky buildings.
profile - the AIA
database of architects in the U.S.
- "your online guide to offbeat tourist attractions."
peek - As another mid century petrol station is
quietly demolished on Rathdowne Street in Carlton, one could
pause to wonder why the Americans are so much better than
us at cataloguing their mid-century roadside wildness.
jetset - U.S.
site dedicated to mid-century cool. Features and links.
street - an exhaustive series of articles examining
Atlanta's rapidly changing streetscape. John Portman
is among those interviewed. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution
buffalo, new york
architecture and history - a large for-the-love-of-it
site dedicated to Buffalo's architecture.
institute architecture collection - this page should
take you to the Art Institute of Chicago's architecture
department, which mentions all current and future architecture
exhibits.The institute is currently getting a new wing
built by Renzo Piano. [05/06]
architects oral history project - part of the Art
Institute, it's a HEAP of interviews with architects
who have built in Chicago. There is a 332 page interview
with Gordon Bunshaft, from 1989. Bunshaft on education:
"Architecture, letís say, is the whole alphabet, A to
X-Y-Z. As far as schooling goes, itís A-B-C. There are
twenty-three more letters or something. So the word
ďtrainingĒ sounds profound, but it isnít. Youíre just
getting awakened to it." [05/06]
chicago architecture foundation - many many many
tours of old and new buildings, held daily and quite
cheap - how else will you get to the Farnsworth? [05/06]
chicago landmarks - a council website with a good rundown of Chicago's many important buildings. The site also has self-guided tour suggestions. [07/06]
from louis sullivan to SOM - descriptions of MIT
graduates who made it big in Chicago a century ago.[07/06]
mies van der rohe society - this IIT based society has almost daily walking tours of the campus (which includes buildings by Mies, Koolhaas and Jahn). [09/06]
los angeles, california
L.A. - a small collection of historic photographs.
los angeles - captures from a mind-boggling project
by the UCLA modelling the whole of the los angeles basin.
ecologies of LA - Cardiff University student updates
Banham's survey (1994).
interesting and usually well-tended american archiblog, brought to you by Kazys Varnelis, director of the Network Architecture Lab at the Columbia University. [07/06]
- Alan A. Loomis' essays on urban LA. [07/06]
LA Past, present, future - useful site with links to just about everything to do with the development of Los Angeles. [07/06]
las vegas, nevada
vegas, 'tis of thee - a wander down the strip, 2001
style. Also many useful vegas links. (atlantic, 2/01)
new york, new york
Welcome to New York
What if... the Times Square redevelopment had looked
towards Archigram, not Disney. (part3 98)
broken new york - concentrating on things less photographed.
frank jump's fading
ads - large collection of beautiful photos of billboards.
love of monsters - a great enthusiast site describing
various walks about NY looking at gargoyles.
modern ruins - photo essays of New York's recently dead architecture.
Includes Coney Island and the 1964 World's Fair. Links
to similar sites.
like home - did you know that the model for Psycho's
Bates House (and Edward Hopper's 'House by the Railroad')
sits 30 miles north of New York city? (atlantic 1996)
the fall of the
twin towers - description of the towers and relevant
architects and buildings - a highly ambitious project
seeking to commit to database just about every historic
buidling on the planet, starting in Philadelphia (138,000
entries and growing). Free access to low res images
for some entries. [08/03]
national building museum
+ south america
ruins - large photo library of mayan ruins in Mexico, Belize
- a good portal into Argentinian and South American architecture.
- by the same guy as links arquitectura, this site offers up
to the minute info about architecture in the spanish language.
and culture - government website profiling Brazil's architectural
colmbiana - spanish language portal.
of the pacific coast - small article with photos, also links
to articles on the hacienda and luis barragan.
arquiperu - a news
and information site with an english language section. [03/04]
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