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Featured Database - DETAIL Inspiration - Architectural project descriptions

Featured Database: DETAIL Inspiration

You can use databases to easily find organized collections of articles, journals, news, streaming videos, primary sources, data, and more!

Here’s one of our newer databases:

DETAIL Inspiration

What’s in it?

Architectural project descriptions from more than 30 years of DETAIL magazine are stored in this image and reference database. DETAIL inspiration currently includes over 3,000 documentations of national and international projects, with their detailed design drawings.

Why should you use it?

This database provides relevant project examples as well as an array of technical information about architecture, building details and construction. These documents and images can inspire your own creations as well as provide a global window into recent architecture projects.

Who should use it?

Students and faculty in architecture and building design disciplines, or anyone interested in perusing creative buildings.

Why use a database?

When you use a specific database, rather than a search engine or discovery tool, you often can find more relevant sources. For example, subject databases include sources about that subject only, rather than a general search engine or discovery tool that includes information about everything. This way you don’t have to wade through thousands of irrelevant results!

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