This page covers useful links to resources and websites whose content we recommend. It covers leading information providers, organisations, and leaders in the industry…there is simply so much more
1. Architecture for Humanity
Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999. We are building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design.
By tapping a network of more than 50,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, we bring design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed.
2. Buy or Rent Calculator : Is it Better to Buy or Rent?
Whether renting is better than buying depends on many factors, particularly how fast prices and rents rise and how long you stay in your home. Compare the costs of buying and renting a home in the calculator below. Click the ADVANCED SETTINGS button to change inputs such as your rate of return on investments, condo/common fees and your tax bracket. Find Calculator
3. Floor Planner
Floorplanner is the easiest and best looking way to create and share interactive floor plans online. With simple drag and drop tools you can make accurate plans within minutes all on scale. Floorplanner BASIC is free for personal use.
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4. Reed Construction Data
Reed Construction Data is a leading information provider to the construction industry, delivering targeted and timely project information, cost data and market intelligence that simplifies decision-making for AEC professionals and helps maximize productivity, increase profits and drive business growth.
5. Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK)
The Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK) is an organisation specifically charged with promoting and safeguarding the interests of the Kenyan Quantity Surveyor. The primary objective of IQSK is to promote the advancement of the practice of Quantity Surveying and its application in Kenya.
The Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK) was founded in 1994 as a non-political and non-profit making organization whose primary objective is to promote the general advancement of the practice of Quantity Surveying and its application in Kenya including facilitating the exchange of information of the institute and otherwise.
6. Real Estate Realist
The search for a house is one that most people undertake several times within their lives. It can prove to ultimately be a joyous experience once the perfect home is found, but the process itself can be filled with emotions, confusion, stress and a great deal of unexpected things. That is why you need to be a realist when it comes to the hunt for what most likely will be one of the biggest investments of your life. VISIT BLOG
Architonic is the number-one online community for architects, designers, home-owners and design enthusiasts.
12 million visitors a year choose Architonic as their guide to the very best of current design.
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ArchDaily was founded in March 2008 with the one mission of delivering the most complete information to architects around the world; every week, every day, every hour, every moment:as soon as it is happening.
It is the online source of continuous information for a growing community of thousands of architects searching for the latest architectural news: projects, products, events, interviews and competitions among others.
9. Architecture Kenya
Architecture Kenya was founded in May 2010 with a mission to deliver the most comprehensive information related to architecture, urban design, research and sustainable design in Kenya to people around the world on a daily basis. It is an online source of information for a growing number of people interested in Kenyan architectural news, projects, products, events, jobs, interviews and competitions among others. READ MORE
Website providing snippets of knowledge from the architectural world for architects and non-architects alike! You can follow them on twitter : @ArchiFacts . The website covers Building Design, Building Systems, Construction Documents, Schematic Design, The Practice, Site Planning among other issues. VISIT SITE
11. The Architecture Blog
maluna :Inspired by beauty, grace, hope, love, truth, humor, kindness, vulnerability, simplicity and peace. Life is what you make it, so make it a great one. Never let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve something you believe in. You are more powerful than you know. coffeeandcocoa , mspeace and karishma VISIT SITE
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Frontop Digital Technology Co., Ltd is a digital creative enterprise sepcialized in application and development of 3D technology. It supplies architectural renderings (3d rendering), architectural animation (walkthrough), architectural visualization, 3D model, 3D illustration, 3D floor plan, virtual reality, digital sand table, etc.
Since its establishment in 2001, by dedication and constant exploration in CG industry, Frontop has grown into an international standard professional Chinese leading digital imaging company with as much as 5 branches in China and several offices abroad.
Taking three-dimensional virtual core imaging technology, we provide our clients with architectural renderings, three-dimesional animation, multimedia presentation, architectural visualization, presentation report, virtual reality information system, special vedio effects, three-dimesional network system, etc. Such range of service are applied to visual presentation solutions for large-scale activities, demonstration, real estate projects, television advertising, 4d film and digital city developing.
Savills plc is a global real estate services provider listed on the London Stock Exchange. We have an international network of more than 200 offices and associates throughout the Americas, the UK, continental Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, offering a broad range of specialist advisory, management and transactional services to clients all over the world.
Savills was ranked the property industry’s number one employer by The Times in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and has been ranked the best Business Superbrand in the real estate sector by The Centre for Brand Analysis.
15. Ceramica Cleopatra
In the early 1980’s Egyptian Entrepreneur Mohamed Abou el Enein’s ambition was to produce world-class tiles in Egypt. In spite of overwhelming challenges he launched the Cleopatra Group with its flagship company, Ceramica Cleopatra in 1983.
Ceramica Cleopatra is based at 10th of Ramadan City and was the Group’s fledgling ceramic tile factory. At Ceramica Cleopatra the philosophy is to treat each ceramic wall and floor tile, porcelain tile and sanitary ware piece as a work-of-art – designed to turn your living space, bathroom or kitchen into a masterpiece. With more than one million Italian-inspired designs in 55 different sizes, Ceramica Cleopatra caters to a wide variety of tastes and styles. Ceramica Cleopatra tiles are showcased in sixteen showrooms across Egypt and with a number of local and international distributors. The tiles are exported to more than 100 countries world-wide. VISIT SITE
16. Design for People :
An Architectural practicing firm of good repute from Ciccinati. BHDP began when Cyrus L. Baxter parlayed an association with Cincinnati Milacron into his own architect business in 1937.
17. For Architects
It’s FREE – there is no fee for listing your firm on this website. You can upload up to 20 images of your work, a firm description, staff image and contact information. Using a “private” password-protected webpage, you will be able to add/modify/delete all the information that displays on your firm’s “public” webpage Visit Database
18. China Bubble Watch
This is an interesting blog that touches on real estate on the Chinese economy. It is written by Ge Jin. He says, he is “a writer, documentary filmmaker and independent investor based in Shanghai. Just want to use this blog to document the boom and bust circles of Chinese economy.”- Ge Jin aka Jingle
19. GAB Report:
The Green Architecture and Building Report (GAB Report) is a resource for sharing information on responsible, green, and sustainable design, ranging from the architecture to the building details, and from the site features to the building products. It is a chance to share the perspectives of the people who design, build, own, and occupy the buildings, and to strengthen our community with knowledge.
What is it?
Urbanautica is the web independent journal dedicated primarly to contemporary landscape photography. We introduce new works or new talented photographers that research the urban environment to the world.
“A search by images, words, signs, colors on places of living. A sailing by sight, a trip around ideas, people, and what makes them part of nature, and the world.” Visit Site
Talkitect.com is an online magazine dedicated to the discussion of contemporary international architecture, art, and design. The site presents articles critiquing new designs and showcasing research on contemporary issues in the design world. The foundation of the site is reviews of architecture that we have personally visited throughout the world. Furthermore, we post slideshows featuring photographs we have taken of particularly noteworthy buildings, cities and landscapes. It is also a repository for interesting videos, links, press releases, announcements and other relevant information we stumble across on our wanderings through the world wide web.
22. AIA New York
Founded in 1857, the AIA New York Chapter is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The Chapter’s members include over 4,400 practicing architects, allied professionals, students, and public members interested in architecture and design. The AIA New York Chapter is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach, and professional development.
23. Look 4 Design
At Look4Design you can easily navigate to view a wide variety of exhibitors in the area of home and interior design.
The products are shown using a unique technology which makes them easy to view. Visit Site
As people, governments, banks and commercial organisations continue to demand more assurance of certified standards and ethics, attaining RICS status is the recognised mark of property professionalism.
25. Houzz is a leading destination site for home design enthusiasts– professionals and homeowners.
The Houzz site and mobile apps feature over 250,000 high quality interior and exterior photos, thousands of highly-engaging articles written by design experts, product recommendations and social tools to manage the remodeling and decorating process.
On the Houzz platform:
Design professionals showcase their portfolios, sharing their work with a community dedicated to home and landscape design. 40,000+ professionals have uploaded more than 250,000 inspiring photographs, making Houzz the Internet’s largest database of design and decorating ideas.
Homeowners collect their favorite photos, find design professionals in their areas, upload photos of their homes and gardens, and swap tips and questions with other members. More than a million ideabooks have been created by Houzz members, and new ones are added every minute.
It’s easy to create an account and start collecting your own favorite home photos.
Architects, engineers, and project managers can improve the performance and quality of their buildings by following the guidance and recommendations provided within the categories of this web site. Start by navigating through one of the sections below:
- Design Objectives
contains information organized by the specific design goal
- Building Types
contains information organized by the type of building or use
- Space Types
contains information organized by the type of functional space within buildings
- Design Disciplines
contains information organized by the professional disciplines’ role in the ‘whole building’ process
- Products & Systems
contains information organized by CSI MasterFormat™ or UniFormat™
Multiple links between various sections of the WBDG and the Internet allow you to easily access all relevant online information related to a topic, including design tools, federal mandates, and government and non-government standards. At the bottom-most level of the site, browse in-depth technical summaries, called Resource Pages, written by industry experts.
Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.
Inhabitat was started by NYC designer Jill Fehrenbacher as a forum for investigating emerging trends in product, interior, and architectural design. Managing Editor Mike Chino and Senior EditorYuka Yoneda lead the editorial team, while Rebecca Paul steers business operations. The rest of the team is made up of the best design editors and writers from all over the world: Diane Pham(Architecture and Design Editor), Jessica Dailey (New York Editor), Bridgette Meinhold (Architecture Editor), Jasmin Malik Chua (copy editor + fashion editor at Ecouterre) and Julie Seguss (kids & wellness editor).