Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New cardboard architecture e-book

'Cardboard in architecture: research in architectural engineering' is a new e-book now available to GSA staff and students which provides much-needed technical information on using this highly sustainable material in an architectural context. Topics covered include paper felting, the building of a cardboard pavilion and house, structural engineering in paper and cardboard, cardboard partitioning, the mechanical behaviour of cardboard in construction, and the cardboard dome.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Britain from Above

More than 16,000 images from one of the earliest and most significant collections of aerial photography of the UK have now been made freely accessible online. Launched by English Heritage and the Royal Commissions on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland and Wales, the Britain from Above website features some of the oldest and most valuable images of the Aerofilms Collection, a unique and important archive of over 1 million aerial photographs taken between 1919 and 2006.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Getty Research Portal

The Getty Trust has created a free online search platform providing global access to fundamental and rare digitised art and architecture history texts which are in the public domain. It has been designed to give one-stop access to entire texts which have been digitised according to international standards, and even allows for the export of references and bibliographies into citation management tools.