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Building Plans: Websites

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There should be some really rich resources out there for architectural building plans using Google. Just type in the name of the building and add the word plans (or sections, or elevations, etc)

The way google brings up the results will have images at the top of screen which is nice. Just be sure you have exactly the right building. There is a Centre Pompidou Metz and a Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, for instance.

When selecting a site for your building plans, try to avoid peoples wordpress blogs if at all possible. The ideal place to look for your drawings are in the architect's webpages, or failing that in an architectural website.

 Here is an example from Renzo Piano's website

 

And here is an exampleof some drawings of the Seattle Public Library from ArchDaily

 

To supplement your drawings with discussion of buildings, you can use the library's book and journal collections to bolster your range of academic viewpoints.