Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Nanoarchitecture.net is an online resource for architects and designers which highlights the architectural implications of nanotechnology. In addition to offering links to a range of organisations and online and print resources on the subject, it features a blog which tracks the latest developments, findings and materials. More general information on nanotechnology is also provided.
Link: http://nanoarchitecture.net/
Access: Free


Gendersite is a database of resources on gender and the built environment, produced by the London-based Women's Design Service. The database is searchable by keyword, title or author, and produces references to journal articles, books and other publications with links to the full text where possible. The site also has a series of case studies which highlight and clarify key issues in the debate around gender and gender equality in the built environment.
Link: http://www.gendersite.org/
Access: Free

Major new purchase: Arts and Architecture magazine 1945-1954

The Library has just purchased the Taschen reprint of the entire 1945-1954 run of the magazine 'Arts and Architecture', filling a significant gap in the journals collection. This groundbreaking publication was instrumental in putting American architecture on the map and championing the Case Study House Program. It featured many of the great architects of the era, including Neutra, Schindler, Saarinen, Ellwood, Lautner, Eames and Koenig, with contributions from leading photographers and writers. Arts and Architecture can be consulted in the Mackintosh Library between 11am and 12 noon on weekdays during term-time.