Web resources for Architecture, Interiors and Modelmaking
 

Building Regulations

 

NBS Building Regulations

Access to approved documents plus accompanying guidance and British Standards. 
Access is available to one user at a time by username and password. For more details on how to access please contact the Library.

http://www.thenbs.com/buildingregs

 

Planning Portal

Alternative access to the Building Regulations without the guidance documents.

http://www.planningportal.gov.uk

 

Built projects

 

AJ Buildings Library

Search for building projects by type, material,or by architect. On campus registration is required on

http://www.ajbuildingslibrary.co.uk/

 

archdaily

Online architecture magazine/blog with international coverage.

http://www.archdaily.com

 

Building.co.uk

Find technical information and case studies, also search for buildings by material or product.

http://www.building.co.uk

 

MACE

Repostitory of information regarding architectural projects around Europe. Browse by building type, location, competence and other filters.

http://www.macegroup.com/projects

 

NBS Resources

Free to access articles and directory of useful websites for architecture and construction.

http://www.thenbs.com/resources/index.asp

 

Design

 

Dezeen

Dezeen architecture and design magazine covering projects from around the world. From the people behind Icon magazine.

http://www.dezeen.com

 

InformeDesign

Free to access database of research articles published in the area of spatial design, providing descriptions and references to articles.

http://www.informedesign.org

 

Humanitarian Design

 

Architecture for Humanity

Architecture for Humanity is a non-profit design services firm that provides professional design services through time donated by architects and designers to communities in developing countries, whether that be in response to natural disaster or longer-term social and economic development.

http://architectureforhumanity.org

 

Article 25

Article 25 is a charity that designs and builds shelter for humanitarian relief such as natural disasters or poverty. The web site provides an overview of projects around the world as well as resources for education and professional development.

http://www.article-25.org

 

Shelter Case Studies.org

Shelter case studies is the output of a project led by UNHABITAT, IFRC and UNHCR and is a repository for over 130 case studies of post-disaster and post-conflict shelter projects plus more than 30 additional overviews, updates and opinion pieces.

http://www.sheltercasestudies.org/index.html

 

Materials

 

Architonic

A portal not just for materials but also interior details and products; fittings, furniture etc. as well as industry news, profiles, jobs and more.

http://www.architonic.com

 

Brick Development Association

Website of the Brick Development Association, an organization representing the UK clay brick and paving industry. Provides a resources and publications area with a range of literature on brick construction. The site also provides case studies of contemporary and historical examples of the use of brick.

http://www.brick.org.uk

 

The Concrete Centre

Trade association for the promotion of concrete in construction and engineering. The site has an extensive publications library covering a wide range of concrete related issues including design guidance, technical and performance literature available as free pdf downloads. Also provides free online access to Concrete Quarterly, both the current issue and archives.

http://www.concretecentre.com

 

Materia Material Explorer

Materials database. Free registration required for full access.

http://www.materia.nl/531.0.html

 

NBS Building Regulations

Access to approved documents plus accompanying guidance and British Standards. 
Access is available to one user at a time by username and password. For more details on how to access please contact the Library.

http://www.thenbs.com/buildingregs

 

SteelConstruction.org

Industry association for the use of steel in construction, design and engineering, with an extensive resources library containing design, manufacture and performance data.

http://www.steelconstruction.org

 

Steel University

A global site created by the World Steel Association. Contains a wide range of e-learning resources related to the use of steel in construction, design and engineering. Requires registration but is free to use.

http://www.steeluniversity.org

 

Stylepark

Architecture and Design portal with a materials database

http://www.stylepark.com

 

TRADA

Web site of the Timber Research and Development Association. This site contains lots of information regarding all aspects of the use of timber in construction. Documents in the Library are available to download and full text books and archives are available to members. Membership is available free to students upon completion of a short registration and who provide a .ac.uk email address.

http://www.trada.co.uk/index.html

 

Transmaterial

Covers hi-tech materials and textiles for design.

http://transmaterial.net

 

UK Timber Frame Association

The UK Timber Frame Association represents the timber frame industry in the UK. Their web site provides information on the use of timber in construction, including design guidance, sustainability, technical and performance data.

http://uktfa.com

 

Sustainability

 

BRE Green Guide to Specification

Provides environmental performance information on materials and components used in various types of building along with the techniques for their use.

http://www.bre.co.uk/greenguide/podpage.jsp?id=2126

 

NBS Resources

Free to access articles and directory of useful websites for architecture and construction.

http://www.thenbs.com/resources/index.asp

 

Passivhaus

 

Passivhaus Institute

European web site of the Passivhaus Institute

http://passiv.de/en/

 

Passipedia

Developed and maintained by the Passivhaus Institute and it's members

http://www.passipedia.org

 

Passivhaus on BRE

Passivhaus information for the UK on the BRE website.

http://www.passivhaus.org.uk

 

Urban Design
 

NBS Resources

Free to access articles and directory of useful websites for architecture and construction.

http://www.thenbs.com/resources/index.asp

 

UrbanNous

UrbanNous is a free resources providing access to video talks by academics, researchers and professionals. Its focus is on urbanism and taking theory and practice out of the box, with contributors explaining their projects and ideas, making these accessible and inspirational.

http://www.urbannous.org.uk