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canada

cca - canadian centre for architecture - bilingual resource site based in Quebec. [03/04]
zone architecture - online centre of architectural Quebec. French language.

montreal, quebec
visions of montreal - fun collection of Montreal pics, including expo'67 buildings and olynpic park..
victoria, BC
modern architecture - the design story - proiles and descriptions of modern architects and buildings.

united states of america

maya lin :
vietnam veterans memorial :
20 years


<< I had an impulse to cut open the earth,>> wrote Lin, then a 21-year-old student at Yale. <<The grass would grow back, but the cut would remain.>>
New York Times article 19 July 2002*

Vietnam veterans memorial washington DC

Maya Lin's design submission 1982 (text)


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arbitat - a fairly substantial site with a construction reports, 'futurewatch', a directory of architects, and a forum. [07/05]
architecture and interior design for 20th century america
- the samuel gottscho and willliam schleisner collection 1935-1955.
digital imaging project - extensive slide collection of european and north american architecture.
frontier house - a reality TV show set in a Montana frontier House has spun off this interesting portrait of the american frontier house (PBS/WNET).
Historic Asylums of America - dedicated to documenting vanishing asylums in the states. Some spooky buildings.
profile - the AIA database of architects in the U.S.
roadside america - "your online guide to offbeat tourist attractions."
roadside peek - As another mid century petrol station is quietly demolished on Rathdowne Street in Carlton, one could pause to wonder why the Americans are so much better than us at cataloguing their mid-century roadside wildness.
jetset - U.S. site dedicated to mid-century cool. Features and links.

atlanta, georgia
peachtree street - an exhaustive series of articles examining Atlanta's rapidly changing streetscape. John Portman is among those interviewed. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution 1999).
buffalo, new york
buffalo architecture and history - a large for-the-love-of-it site dedicated to Buffalo's architecture.
chicago, illinois
art institute architecture collection - this page should take you to the Art Institute of Chicago's architecture department, which mentions all current and future architecture exhibits.The institute is currently getting a new wing built by Renzo Piano. [05/06]
chicago architects oral history project - part of the Art Institute, it's a HEAP of interviews with architects who have built in Chicago. There is a 332 page interview with Gordon Bunshaft, from 1989. Bunshaft on education: "Architecture, letís say, is the whole alphabet, A to X-Y-Z. As far as schooling goes, itís A-B-C. There are twenty-three more letters or something. So the word ďtrainingĒ sounds profound, but it isnít. Youíre just getting awakened to it." [05/06]
chicago architecture foundation
- many many many tours of old and new buildings, held daily and quite cheap - how else will you get to the Farnsworth? [05/06]

chicago landmarks - a council website with a good rundown of Chicago's many important buildings. The site also has self-guided tour suggestions. [07/06]
from louis sullivan to SOM
- descriptions of MIT graduates who made it big in Chicago a century ago.[07/06]

mies van der rohe society - this IIT based society has almost daily walking tours of the campus (which includes buildings by Mies, Koolhaas and Jahn). [09/06]

los angeles, california
document L.A. - a small collection of historic photographs.
virtual los angeles - captures from a mind-boggling project by the UCLA modelling the whole of the los angeles basin.
four ecologies of LA - Cardiff University student updates Banham's survey (1994).
Varnelis - interesting and usually well-tended american archiblog, brought to you by Kazys Varnelis, director of the Network Architecture Lab at the Columbia University. [07/06]
delerious LA - Alan A. Loomis' essays on urban LA. [07/06]
LA Past, present, future - useful site with links to just about everything to do with the development of Los Angeles. [07/06]
las vegas, nevada
las vegas, 'tis of thee - a wander down the strip, 2001 style. Also many useful vegas links. (atlantic, 2/01)
new york, new york
ARCHIGRAM: Welcome to New York
What if... the Times Square redevelopment had looked towards Archigram, not Disney. (part3 98)
broken new york - concentrating on things less photographed.
frank jump's fading ads - large collection of beautiful photos of billboards.
a love of monsters - a great enthusiast site describing various walks about NY looking at gargoyles.
modern ruins - photo essays of New York's recently dead architecture. Includes Coney Island and the 1964 World's Fair. Links to similar sites.
someplace like home - did you know that the model for Psycho's Bates House (and Edward Hopper's 'House by the Railroad') sits 30 miles north of New York city? (atlantic 1996)
the fall of the twin towers - description of the towers and relevant links. [Butterpaper.com]
philadelphia, pennsylvania
philadelphia architects and buildings - a highly ambitious project seeking to commit to database just about every historic buidling on the planet, starting in Philadelphia (138,000 entries and growing). Free access to low res images for some entries. [08/03]
washington D.C.
national building museum


central + south america

maya ruins - large photo library of mayan ruins in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.
argentina
links arquitectura - a good portal into Argentinian and South American architecture.
noticias arquitectura - by the same guy as links arquitectura, this site offers up to the minute info about architecture in the spanish language. [01/03]
brazil
arts and culture - government website profiling Brazil's architectural wealth.
brasilia
government page - at the arts and culture site. [07/06]
colombia
arquitectura colmbiana - spanish language portal.
mexico
architecture of the pacific coast - small article with photos, also links to articles on the hacienda and luis barragan.

peru
arquiperu - a news and information site with an english language section. [03/04]


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Daniel Libeskind - Breaking Ground - Adventures in Life and Architecture
Daniel's first memoir.

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