EC&M: Online Database Lists Nearly 600 Zero Energy Projects

EC&M: Online Database Lists Nearly 600 Zero Energy Projects. “In addition to the Zero Energy Project List, NBI released a new online tool that offers users access to information about the ZE buildings on the list and shows where they’re located on a map. The dynamic database allows searches on location, size and building type, and generates charts and graphics conveying the appropriate information.”

Building Images: A Video on How Social Media is Changing Architecture (ArchDaily)

ArchDaily: Building Images: A Video on How Social Media is Changing Architecture. “PLANE—SITE, a global production agency involved in the world of urban, cultural, and social spaces, have put together a short video that examines the impact of social media on architecture firms. Building Images provides insights from OMA/AMO and UNStudio, two firms with different approaches to social media, who explain how social platforms have helped them see their projects in unprecedented ways.”

China Focus: Digital technologies preserve cultural heritage in China (Xinhua)

Xinhua: China Focus: Digital technologies preserve cultural heritage in China. “Researchers are using 3D scanners to collect data about the size, color and structure of the Nanchan Temple on Wutai Mountain in northern China’s Shanxi Province. They plan to create a digital archive for the temple, which is the oldest extant wooden building from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) in China.”

Curbed NY: See Greenwich Village’s historic buildings in one handy map

Curbed NY: See Greenwich Village’s historic buildings in one handy map. “The map shows the 2,200 buildings located within the district as they looked back in 1969, and has over 1,000 entries with information on those landmarks. The map is divided in 17 sections, including Transformative Women; Artists’ Homes; Social Change Champions; Course of History Changed; Great Writers; and Edward Hopper’s Greenwich Village.”

California Lutheran University: Students documenting nuclear shelters

California Lutheran University: Students documenting nuclear shelters. “The students, all born since the Cold War ended, will try to identify, map and photograph every shelter in The Dales development with permission from homeowners. In their past visits to fallout shelters throughout Southern California,[Michaela] Reaves’ students have found some stocked with decades-old cans, clothes and magazines. The students will return to interview residents who have Cold War memories of the shelters. Eventually, Reaves plans to share the information through an online resource and a public event.”

Georgia Archives Virtual Vault: Historic Schools Photograph Collection

Georgia Archives Virtual Vault: Historic Schools Photograph Collection. “The Historic Schools Photograph Collection contains approximately 1,800 images taken by the Georgia Department of Education in the 1950s. The images show Georgia primary and secondary public schools that were scheduled for demolition. The collection includes both white and African American schools from across the state.”

Washington: Database shows buildings that could pose safety risk during earthquakes

Washington: Database shows buildings that could pose safety risk during earthquakes. “A new interactive database launched in March takes us one step closer to knowing how safe our buildings are during an earthquake. The database — while not comprehensive — presents a list and map of potentially unreinforced masonry buildings, or URMs, throughout the state.”