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A recent Spring and Fall schedule of Triton’s architecture courses
A list to the earlier edition of my textbook.
An online compendium of American architecture, and a list of the world’s most popular buildings.
<![if !vml]><![endif]>A past class website (2006), with concepts, activities and resources. The textbook publisher’s companion site and additional links, and the author’s.
A fabricator’s of castellated beams, joists and decking. Castellated beams have surprising applications.
A nice course website that I am “stealing” understanding from (on King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi)
A past website (2009)
A past website for the class
>> CONTRAST, BALANCE and 10 other tools of composition
>> LINES, PATTERS and 9 other design elements
>> OUTSIDE-INS, PRE-SET PLANS, FAMILIAR SYMBOLS and 19 other design techniques
A past webiste (2006), for the class, with concepts, activities and resources
My growing vocabulary (I need to know this stuff!). A glossary from InteriorDezine mag.
A glossary of house panting and classic architectural terms one two three
The Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary of architecture
The Thames and Hudson dictionary of 20th century architecture
Bill Bradley’s wonderful illustrated glossary www.builderbill-diy-help.com
The Library of Congress’s architectural collections. The list includes the Historic American Buildings Survey
General resources from instructor’s Frank Heitzman’s website
United States Gypsum (USG) gypsum construction handbook
A list of Resources from Gerald Hines College of Architecture at U of Houston
Architecture on About.com
Information for students on Cold-formed Steel Structures. Their guide to Low-Rise Residential Construction
Astoft’s collection of buildings of England and buildings in Denmark
Greatbuildings.com - searchable database (by building, architect, city)
Bryn Mawr’s WORLD ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY SURVEY: Part I and Part II
American house styles as described in Wikipedia
As bumped into on the internet, as discovered in my history course (ARC 210 above), or otherwise serendipitously discovered. Enjoy!
A so-called Horizontal Skyscraper
AIA Chicago’s yearly design awards
CUPOLEX formwork for floor slabs. I first read about it in ENR magazine.
Some nice pictures of post & beam structures
Commercial structures of the Vermont Timbers Works
The Architectural Record Magazine. Their compendium of office buildings.
ArchitypeReview keeping track of “innovation & advancement in world architecture”
Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. SAH JSTOR’s architecture publications. Their list of colleges with architectural history programs.
Building Design & Construction and Engineering-News Record magazine
List of Masters in the Swiss site VITRUVIO.CH
A nice pilot website discussing structural failures, http://failures.wikispaces.com/.
On this wikispace there is a great discussion of the failure of marble cladding at the famous AMOCO building<![if !vml]><![endif]> (now AON) in downtown Chicago. By the way, The 10,000 kips of scrap Carrara marble went to many uses, I understand. On a sale on www.craigslist.com , I see that some went to “25 handicapped workers” who “carved the discarded Italian Carerra marble ... into a variety of specialty items such as corporate gifts and mementos including desk clocks and pen holders. “
The other end product I am intimately familiar with – I worked at BP’s Whiting refinery, <![if !vml]><![endif]> and much of the stone mulching around their administrative buildings <![if !vml]><![endif]>on Standard Avenue consist of the crushed marble. And by the way, I was thrilled to be able to tell this to my architectural history instructor Frank Heitzmann when he broght up the subject in class.
The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Mies van der Rohe’s crazy & wonderful Farnsworth House building in 1950 in nearby Plano, Illinois.
Living with Mies – a discussion form in the NYT about life in Mies van der Rohe designed buildings
Some public library designs – some cool, some not. What’s missing is Moshe Safdie’s Vancouver Public Library
About dye-based and pigmented inksCase Foundations web page for the foundations of the Trump Tower on the Chicago River. I watched a fair bit of the work occur. Emporis’ list of Case’s work.
A blog that I like
Some architectural links in a University of Texas’ course on Ancient Rome: Pompei architecture and Roman Art & architecture