sitephocus.com Created for architects, planners, and others involved in construction and development, Sitephocus is a photo database of building typologies and urban and suburban spaces from around the world. Subscribers can customize image boards to share or use photos in proposals and reports.
rand.org/publications/classics/building.html In December 1950, as the RAND Corp. was planning to erect its very own building, Mathematics Division chief John Williams circulated an informal memo with his notions of what kind of office layout would benefit the research group most. Read his analysis here.
lcacalculator.com Do you know what the carbon footprint or embodied energy of a particular product might be? The Industrial Design Consultancy recently released the Life Cycle Assessment Calculator, which the firm claims will help determine the environmental impact of any product.
treehugger.com/files/2008/03/masdar-roundtable.php Shortly after work began on Masdar City—Foster + Partners' $22 billion carbon-neutral development in Abu Dhabi—the eco-blog TreeHugger convened a panel to separate hype from reality. Learn what EDAW's Christopher Choa and others think of the massively ambitious project.