Online Resources Category: Architecture

Design Principles and Practice

Founded in 2007, the Design Principles & Practices Research Network offers an interdisciplinary forum to explore the meaning and purpose of design. In professional and disciplinary terms, the network traverses a broad sweep to construct a trans-disciplinary dialogue, which encompasses a wide array of design paradigms and practices. We move between theoretical reflection on the nature of design and case studies of design practice, and from research-based perspectives to the experience-based perspectives of design insiders. Our aim is to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

Digital Commons Network™

The Digital Commons Network (DCN) is a database of open access scholarship from hundreds of universities and colleges that provides access to peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.


JOURNAL of DESIGN for RESILIENCE in ARCHITECTURE and PLANNING (DRArch) is interested in designs and design methods the approach of foreseeing the future, long-term, sustainable, being able to synthesize technological developments with inspiration and aesthetics. Resilience means the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties with the ability of adaptation. Resilient design and resilient city are deal with better living. DRArch is not only on the concept of resilience design mentioned in the literature, but also on the anticipation of future designs in the rapidly changing and transforming modern world. Design for resilience is to adapt to change, to develop innovative tools, to use technology for people and the environment, dealing with flexibility, durability, mobility and humanity. DRArch provides a new forum to bring together existing design accumulation with futuristic approach to create better and happier built environment. DRArch aims to fill that gap. DRArch is a free, open access, scholarly international, e-journal considers original research articles, viewpoints, book reviews in peer-reviewed.

Athens Journal of Architecture (AJA)

The Athens Journal of Architecture (AJA) is an Open Access quarterly double blind peer reviewed journal and considers papers from all areas of architecture. Many of the papers published in this journal have been presented at the various conferences sponsored by the Architecture Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER).

Architecture and Urban Planning

The annual Scientific Journal of Riga Technical University, Architecture and Urban Planning reflects most of the research themes and content of global and local problems in the regional context not only of Baltic Sea area, but also other regions in Europe, Asia, North and South America. The authors of articles are researchers and PhD students. The journal is focused on such themes as History of Architecture and Urbanism, Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage, Theories and Criticism of Architecture and Urbanism, Local and Global Tendencies in Architecture and Urban Planning, Sustainable Architecture and Urban Environment; and Landscape Architecture.

ENQ (Enquiry)

ENQ (Enquiry), an open access journal for architectural research, is an online journal (ISSN 2329-9339) published by the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) as a resource for research in architecture and to support the continued development of research culture in the discipline. ENQ is committed to open sharing and persistent access to knowledge as a key element in building and maintaining an architectural research community.

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment

Journal Architecture Civil Engineering Environment (ACEE) is a peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal, owned by Silesian University of Technology and has 10 years of experience. The journal Architecture Civil Engineering Environment is the result of an agreement between three faculties of the Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice:
• Faculty of Architecture,
• Faculty of Civil Engineering,
• Faculty of Energy & Environmental Engineering.

Trends in Civil Engineering and its Architecture (TCEIA)

The Journal covers processing, application, designing, development and performance if construction materials in civil engineering. The prime criterion for considering publication of manuscripts in our journal is whether the studies provide major advances into answering important questions relevant to constructional engineering. Topics included are Trends in Civil engineering, Coastal Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Geo-spatial Engineering, Highway Engineering, Railroad Engineering, Tunnel Engineering, Structural Mechanics, Building Construction Materials, Concrete Technology, Fluid Mechanics, Construction and Project Management, Information Technology etc. TCEIA particularly welcomes Original Research Papers which are original and unpublished in other Journals it also accepts Mini Reviews, Review Articles, Opinions, Editorials, etc.

Open Access Journals

Open Access Initiative is committed to make genuine and reliable contributions to the scientific community without restricting the access of published content. This publisher hosts over 700+ leading-edge peer reviewed Open Access Journals and organizes over 3000 International Conferences all over the world. Obtained enormous global visibility and tremendous response from the authors and readers from all over the world inspired the publisher to maintain reputed Open Access Journals in various scientific disciplines. The journals have over 15 million readers and the reputation and success earned can be attributed to the strong Editorial Board which contains over 50,000 eminent personalities that ensure a rapid, qualitative and quick review process. More than 1000 International Societies are supporting in making scientific information Open Access. International Conferences are rendering perfect platform for global networking for the renowned speakers and scientists across the globe through a most exciting and memorable scientific event filled with much enlightening interactive sessions, world class exhibitions and poster presentations. (Open Access Journals)

Dearq-Universidad De Los Andes

Journal of architecture with open access content and a four-month publication. Its objective is to contribute to the dissemination of the research, analyses and opinions that the national and international academic community elaborates on architecture, city themes and related areas.