Birkhauser: Buildings Types Online We have started a free trial of a new database which will run until 18th November and is specifically for architecture students. Birkhauser provides a comprehensive online resource for the teaching and practice of architectural design …

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We are delighted to inform you that we have a free trial of the Birkhäuser Building Types Online database until 18th November 2016.  You can access the trial on campus or via VPN when working away from the University campus. …

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I’ve just got back from exploring the Ken Norrish Architecture Collection at the Portsmouth History Centre in the Central Library. An eclectic mix of books, which the book plates inside explain were donated by his wife Georgette Norrish, “To inspire architects.” …

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As more and more architecture is finally unmasked as the mere organisation of flow – shopping centres, airports – it is evident that circulation is what makes or breaks public architecture.  – Rem Koolhaas “Why does it take so long to …

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I am stretching the definition of book his week to introduce you to El Croquis: International Architecture Magazine. The University Library chose to shelve El Croquis with its book collections, perhaps because each edition focuses on a particular architect or practice, …

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The story of the ‘Domus Dei’ of Portsmouth: commonly called the Royal Garrison Church by Henry Press Wright As someone interested in local history I was aghast when I discovered we only had one ancient pamphlet on this subject in …

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Update – 20 January 2016: The link to Architects’ Journal via Construction Information Service is now working again. N.B. this has only been fixed in the new CIS platform; the legacy CIS platform will be turned off on 29th January. …

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