The definitive architectural encyclopedia is now open for everyone to read - Architecture Blogs

The definitive architectural encyclopedia is now open for everyone to read



Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH | Barbara Powers

The SAH Achipedia has gone mobile and open-access Cities are filled with buildings we know nothing about. It?s no one?s fault?the built environment is overwhelmingly complex, comprised of structures, public spaces, and streets that tell a story of our collective history.

Benjamin L. Ross
Roofless Church, New Harmony, IN

To better understand those stories, the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and University of Virginia Press (UVA Press) partnered on the SAH Archipedia, an online resource launched in 2012 that drew from content in the printed Buildings of the United States books (BUS).

Robert M. Craig
Swan House, Atlanta, GA
In the years since, the SAH has added to the online collection of histories and essays, building it up as a definitive repository of architectural knowledge that encompasses more than 20,000 structures and places in the U.S. Like a Wikipedia written by editors and experts, the SAH has now gone open-access and mobile, giving a clean, accessible shine to its treasure trove of architectural writing.
Want to know the story behind Atlanta?s elegant Swan House" Easy. Curious to see what an expert has to say about Nebraska?s landscape" There?s an essay on that, too. You can dive into writings based around place and theme, scour maps, check out photos, and read encyclopedic histories that have been organized by architect, address, m...
Source: curbed
URL: http://www.curbed.com/

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19-10-2019 21:42 - ( architecture )
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studio happ designs house with internal garden to combat tropical climate in vietnam

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06-11-2018 21:44 - ( architecture )


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Modern additions cleverly expand a postwar cottage

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Midcentury modern time capsule asks $400K

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Today's archidose #1024

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