Conservation – Restoration
This database indexes more than 8'800 buildings and both architectural and urban planning projects. It can be searched by name of designer, place and keyword. The main focus is on 20th and 21st century architecture.
In February 2019, after a three-year preparatory phase, Architekturbibliothek, the lexicon of Swiss architecture from 1920 to the present, saw the light. This consultation tool fills an important information gap, reaches a wide audience and involves students from the architecture and interior design thematic areas of the Hochschule Luzern. The Architekturbibliothek is also a lexicon for architects and a qualified and freely accessible archive of images for contemporary architectural photography.
Edited by Pavillon de l'Arsenal and Groupe Moniteur, this database collects architectural competions’ results, projects, and completed buildings published autonomously by the architects themselves. More than one thousand projects are currently available. The main focus is on contemporary French architecture.
The Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), is a citation index accessed online through Web of Science, with abstracting and indexing for more than 1’300 arts and humanities journals, and coverage of disciplines such as the arts, humanities, language, literature, music, history, philosophy, archaeology, architecture, religion, television, theater, and radio. Available citation (source) coverage includes articles, letters, editorials, meeting abstracts, errata, poems, short stories, plays, music scores, excerpts from books, chronologies, bibliographies and filmographies, as well as citations to reviews of books, films, music, and theatrical performances.
AccessOn-campus access only
Domus is an architecture and design magazine founded in 1928 by architect Gio Ponti and Barnabite father Giovanni Semeria. Published by Editoriale Domus, the magazine is issued 11 times a year on a monthly basis. Domus Archive gives access to all issues from 1928 to three before the current one, in digital form.
Please ask for login credentials at the library desk.
The e-rara platform grants free online access to the digitized edition of rare books held by Swiss libraries. The “Architecture and urbanism” section is highlighted here: it contains books on architectural theory and history, landscape architecture, urbanism, construction science and art history.
Konkurado is Switzerland's independent public and private procurement information platform in Switzerland for past, present and future architectural and engineering competitions. As a project run by the Foundation ‘research design competitions’, Konkurado covers three core domains:
- It facilitates calls for competition and tender offers.
- Tailor-made areas on its digital platform guide participants through procedures from start to finish.
- It serves as an archive of relevant competition data, ensuring long-term accessibility.
USI affiliates may login on the platform with their NetID to access the complete content of Konkurado (click on Login at the top right and then on Università della Svizzera italiana).
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