Better resources for better design and building on the way!
The Open Architecture Network is expanding its resources section to better serve designers, builders and trades-people around the world. We are working hard to collect high quality information on building materials and techniques that will be presented in an easy to use and interesting way, all tied to real world projects.
This section will soon have topic summary pages, user forums, helpful tutorials, examples of related projects from the Open Architecture Network, and more. If you have resources on building materials or building techniques you would like to contribute, please contact us.
In the meantime, explore the useful external links below, continue to upload projects onto the OAN, and check back regularly!
- The Open Architecture Network Development Team
|Architecture & Design
The blog of AIA's weekly publication for architects
Architecture For Humanity
Bringing professional design services to those who need it most
News and updates from archinect.com
The resource for architecture and architects
Architectural news, reviews, photos and articles
Eternal Optimist and Co-Founder of Architecture For Humanity
Death by Architecture
Architecture Competitions and Articles
Future-forward design for the world you inhabit
Architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation
TreeHugger: Design & Architecture
Dedicated to everything that has a modern aesthetic yet is environmentally responsible
Green Building Elements
Projects, Materials and Design
Greenedia: Green Building Experts Blog
Living green and the quest for a sustainable eco-system
Greenversations: Green Building
The official blog of US EPA
Grist: Green Building
Stories about: green building
Sustainable architecture, good design, green prefab, and eco-friendly development
KnowledgePlex: Land Use & Housing Planning
Issues and activities related to determining the amount, type, and rate of growth of a community
Just another shelter blog
Materials In Harmony
Exploring issues in the practice of architecture
Real Life LEED
A commonsense guide to getting LEED done
U.S. Green Building Council
Committed to expanding sustainable building practices
Entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty
Energy, the Environment and the Bottom Line
Business. The Environment. The Bottom Line.
The environment is now open. Plug in.
The latest news, reports, issue briefs, research, resources and publications from SustainAbility
Business, Better. Since 2005
Worldchanging: Bright Green
Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future
WBCSD: Björn Stigson
President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development(WBCSD)
The world's energy meter
Renewable Energy & CleanTech
Green Technology Forum
Exploring new technologies, Imagining new possibilities
Energy News and Commentary
The Guide To Highly Efficient Things
WBCSD: Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Christian Kornevall, Director of the WBCSD's Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EEB)
Your Energy Forum
A conversation about using energy wisely — at home, at work and on the road
|Community Investment and Development
Capital and Expertise for Affordable Housing and Community Development.
Low Income Investment Fund
LIIF is a steward for capital invested in housing, child care, education and other community-building initiatives.
Online Resource Center for Affordable Housing and Community Development
Community development and environmental bank holding company
GB provides credit to the poorest of the poor in rural Bangladesh, without any collateral.
Local Initiatives Support Center
Helping neighbors build communities
Women's World Banking
Women’s World Banking seeks to alleviate global poverty by expanding the economic assets, participation and power of the poor, especially women.
Providing “micro” loans, business training and other financial services to poor men and women who start their own businesses.
Opportunity Finance Network
Finding and financing opportunities that others miss
Mercy Corps is a team of 3700 professionals helping turn crisis into opportunity for millions around the world.