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  • Innovative and comprehensive online resource for teaching and practice of architectural design
  • Large international collection of contemporary buildings: housing, schools, libraries, office buildings, museums, sacred buildings, industrial complexes, hospitals and other building types
  • Comprises currently approx. 6000 drawings and 2500 photos
  • The high-quality architectural drawings are mostly vector-based, drawn to scale and available for download
  • Comprises more than 1200 case studies and more than 160 thematic articles on specific aspects of individual building types
  • Search options: Full text, architect, building types, decade, height, country, author, urban context and four additional search criteria that can be combined
  • Browse options grant systematic access to all content according to Building Type, Urban Context and Morphological Type
  • Edited by housing expert Prof. Oliver Heckmann, Singapore University of Technology and Design. Introduction with taxonomy and Preface by the Editor-in-Chief
  • Renowned authors curated and selected the content and provide background information on the individual building types while the expertise of external advisors contributed to the overall concept
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