Posted in education on February 26, 2014 4:22 pm EST

New Resource: “Phaidon Atlas: Architecture for Architects”

Introducing an in-depth digital directory of world architecture


 

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By Church Designer Staff

Phaidon Press in New York, publisher of books on the visual arts, announced the launch of “Phaidon Atlas: Architecture for Architects.” The resource is billed as the world’s premier global online repository for top contemporary architecture, spotlighting thousands of projects built in the 21st century.

"Phaidon Atlas” offers users the most in-depth and wide-ranging record of world architecture selected by specialists based across the globe. The digital directory includes 130,000+ drawings and images from more than 115 countries.

Designed to be an architecture search tool, the digital resource allows the user to refine their search by material type, location and many more filters to ensure quick, accurate and comprehensive results. The library of buildings can be shaped to present the trends and extremes of architecture today, including an insight into the architectural practices of China to growth of development in Brazil. From the smallest buildings to the most expensive, projects are available at the touch of a button, Phaidon Press reports.

The digital directory includes 130,000+ drawings and images from more than 115 countries.

The buildings presented help demonstrate the design process of some of the world’s leading architects, such as Foster and Partners, Daniel Libeskind, Richard Meier, Zaha Hadid Architects, MVRDV, BIG - Bjarke Ingels, Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Mass Studies - Minsuk Cho, MK27 - Marcio Kogan, John Pawson, Dominique Perrault, and SO-IL.

“Phaidon Atlas” is the product of six years of research and the input of more than 200 architects, universities and students from the UK, Europe and the United States who have helped to shape and streamline the design and function of the site. Each project is reviewed by regular panels, made up of Phaidon editors, guest architects, critics, and thinkers to ensure that the atlas achieves and retains depth, scope and currency not possible in print, Phaidon Press reports. Curating entries allows for better depth per entry, while regular expansion maintains scope and currency.

The new digital product is a development from the Phaidon Atlas book series that includes the “Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture” (2004) and the “Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century Architecture” [2008].

Subscription fees start at $240 per year for one user up to $1,230 per year for 10 users.

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