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Building Types Online is a resource for the study and practice of architectural design. BTO has a large international collection of contemporary buildings, from housing and offices to museums, schools and other building types, with a focus on floor plans and other architectural drawings. It includes over 150 thematic articles, 1,000 case studies, 5,500 high quality architectural drawings, and 2,200 photographs of buildings.
Celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman captured the work of nearly every major modern and progressive architect since the 1930s. His images epitomized the singular beauty of southern California's modernist movement and brought its iconic structures to the attention of the general public.
Focuses on the design of cities, and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, and thinkers. Exploration of a diverse range of urban design projects in dozens of cities around the world frames a global discussion on the future of cities
Once considered a maverick for challenging industry standards, and shunned by the American Institute of Architects, John Portman is now recognized as one of the most innovative and imitated architects of his time. Portman's iconic urban statements and eye-popping interiors have sinced graced 60 cities across four continents, redefining cityscapes such as Times Square in New York, Embarcadero Center in San Francisco, and skylines in Shanghai and Beijing. Best known for his urban mixed-use complexes, Portman's designs reveal a deep understanding of people and our response to space.
A series devoted to the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th century, consisting of remarkable archive material, scale-models, and interviews with some of the greatest architects of our time
Looks at innovative, futuristic, utopian and sometimes bizarre architectural projects of the 20th century. Shows how contemporary problems like housing shortages, urban decay and pollution motivate architects to create changes in the way people live. Considers plans that have actually been constructed and animates some unrealized visions to see how they might have looked. Features works by Rudolf Steiner, Le Corbusier, Moshe Safdie, Oscar Niemeyer, Jacque Fresco, Peter Cook, Colin Fournier, Levitt & Sons, Antti Lovag, Peter Vetsch, and Paolo Soler