If you’re looking for some architectural resources, you have come to the right place.
In this post, I share my top 5 architectural resources, along with the URL links and a brief overview of each handy resource.
Read on to see which resources made it to my list.
Designing Buildings Wiki
Designing Buildings Wiki gives free access to more than 10,000 articles about the planning, design, construction and operation of built assets. Users can find articles about things they don't know, and write articles about things they do.
The knowledge it holds is curated, structured and linked together to create a single, growing, evolving resource. 20,000 construction terms and industry acronyms have been defined and hundreds of thousands of internal links help users get to the knowledge they need as quickly as possible.
Dimensions.com is an ongoing reference database of dimensioned drawings documenting the standard measurements and sizes of the everyday objects and spaces that make up our world.
Created as a universal resource to better communicate the basic properties, systems, and logics of our built environment,
Dimensions.com is a free platform for increasing public and professional knowledge of life and design.
First in Architecture
First in Architecture is a website providing a massive amount of free guides, downloads and articles to help you out in your studies or career. The website is separated into categories to help you ﬁnd what you are looking for as quickly as possible.
There are also e-books on architectural detailing - a literature that is highly lacking/ outdated in the indutsry.
Check out the MAD Index, a database of architectural resources curated by yours truly under the MAD Collective (Millenial Architecture & Design Collective) where I am a Co-Founder of.
Here you can find a growing list of instagram accounts, websites, videos, CAD resources, podcasts, magazines and more!
New resources will be added every month, so do follow the mailing list to get updates.
Update: The MAD Index is no longer being updated.
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