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Photos and Construction Drawings - Image Archives for Architecture

Use these archives, galleries, and resources to find photographs of great buildings and their designers, construction drawings, historic prints, plans, and other images. Keep in mind that the pictures you find on these Web sites are almost always copyrighted. For copyright-free, royalty free photos and drawings, see our listing of Free & Cheap Architecture Pictures.
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Architecture Picture Dictionaires

Browse these online dictionaries for pictures that illustrate house styles, historic periods, building details, and important ideas in architecture.

Eduardo Souto de Moura Photo Gallery
Browse this picture gallery for photos of houses and major urban projects by the Pritzker Prize-winning Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura.

Eero Saarinen Photo Gallery
See photos of furniture, airports, and grand monuments by Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen.

House Style Picture Dictionary
This directory of housing styles is packed with photos of houses from Colonial to modern.

Jorn Utzon Photo Gallery
This collection of photos illustrates some of the greatest works by Jorn Utzon, the Pritzker Prize-winning Danish architect who designed the Sydney Opera House.

Monuments and Memorials
Find photos, plans, and illustrations for great monuments around the world, from ancient to modern times. Includes links for pictures of important war memorials and September 11 memorials.

Museum Architecture
From our photo gallery, pictures of important, interesting, or unusual museum architecture.

Wonders of the World
Voters around the world named these man-made structures for a new listing of World Wonders. See photos of the winners and the finalists.

Oscar Niemeyer Photo Gallery
From his early work with Le Corbusier to his beautifully sculptural buildings for Brazil's new capital city, Oscar Niemeyer shaped the Brazil we see today. Click below to see photos of his works.

Palm Springs Pictures
Palm Springs, California combines scenic mountain views with an eclectic mix of Spanish Revival and mid-twentieth century modern buildings. Browse this photo gallery for pictures of architectural landmarks, famous houses, and interesting examples of mid-century modernism in Palm Springs.

Sacred Buildings
In this photo gallery you will find pictures and descriptions of sacred buildings, including churches, cathedrals, temples, shrines, and mosques.

Stadium and Arena Photos
From our photo gallery, pictures of important stadiums, arenas, athletic buildings, and performance centers.

World's Tallest Skyscrapers
The skyscrapers in this photo gallery break all records for building height. See pictures and find facts and statistics.

Submit a Picture to the Architecture Pages
Do you have a photograph or drawing you'd like to share on our architecture pages? We publish photos of houses and buildings, floor plans, and architectural drawings.

World Architecture Community
The World Architecture (WA) interactive database, launched on March 1, 2008, provides an opportunity for all local practices to become internationally recognized. WA is an independent, global, collaborative forum of current architectural practices in all countries.

architypes.net - Images
A "Wiki" type compendium of architecture images and ideas. Anyone can edit or add to the collection.

Cities/Buildings Archive
Images of buildings in more than 30 countries, arranged geographically. Compiled by professor Meredith L. Clausen from the University of Washington.

Digital Archives
From Boston College, public, commercial, and residential buildings in the USA and Europe, organized according to historic period or style.

Digital Imaging Project
From Mary Ann Sullivan of Bluffton College, many excellent images of European and North American Architecture, indexed by chronology, location, and designer.

The Cupola Collection
From the personal website of Howard Partridge, architectural photographs representing a wide range of periods and styles. Buildings, structures, landscape architecture, and cupolas.

The Great Builidngs Collection
The Great Buildings Web site documents hundreds of buildings and leading architects with 3D models, photographic images and architectural drawings, plus commentaries, bibliographies, and web links.

Google Image Search Tool
Just enter a key word and this handy tool from Google will search the Web for photos and illustrations. Remember to check each site's guidelines for using images before publishing the pictures on your on Web site or in newsletter or magazine.

Greatest Engineering Achievements
Greatest engineering achievements in the 20th century from the National Academy of Engineering.

High-Rise Pages
An online, international archive of tall buildings, skyscrapers, tv-towers, bridges, churches, monuments, etc. Slow-loading, but lots of info.

Historic American Buildings Survey
Search the Library of Congress online catalog for historic prints and photographs from the historic American buildings survey. You'll find measured drawings, photographs, and written historical and architectural information for structures and sites dating from the 17th-20th centuries in the U.S. and its territories.

Historic Drawings and Plans
Search the Library of Congress online catalog for historic Architecture, Design, and Engineering Drawings.

Library of Congress: American Memories
Search the American Memories collection for historic photos of famous buildings and domestic architecture.

Quondam: A Virtual Museum
A quirky and confusing site, but some unusual images and 3-D models.

S*P*I*R*O Slide Library
More than 16,000 thumbnail images are included in this collection from Berkeley. Search by period, location, building name, or building type.

Sydney Opera House Plans & Drawings

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