Tuesday, April 17, 2007

PADDI






I’ve been receiving a steady trickle of enquiries recently about architecture in Ireland, so it’s a good time to provide a reminder of THE major web resource for Irish architectural and planning information. PADDI (Planning Architecture Design Database Ireland), produced by librarians at Queen’s University Belfast and University College Dublin, is a well-established bibliographic database which gives free access to built environment information for both the north and south of Ireland. As with the RIBA’s architecture.com database, searches on particular buildings, architects or places are possible. There is an accompanying image bank, a directory of Irish architectural collections, and links to other relevant sources.
Access: Free