Happy New Year! We wish to take this opportunity to thank our contributors and supporters for making 2016 such a good year for Archnet. Development continues to make the site more responsive and user-friendly. As a result, Archnet user statistics have increased by more than 20% over the same period last year, running up more than 2,700,000 page views. Earlier this month, the Global Grid named Archnet one of 2016’s Top 20 Architecture Sites of 2016.
More than 8,000 new sites, publications, videos, images and other records have been published in 2016, including:
- Descriptions, video, images, reports, and presentation boards for recipients and projects shortlisted for the 13th cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
- More than 1,900 images from the glass negatives collection of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies depicting early 20th century Tangier and other places in Morocco, Algeria, Spain, and France
- The collection Turkish Women in Architecture, which includes biographies of prominent women in the field, as well as documentation of their projects. The collection is the largest of several additions to the Women in Architecture collection
- The first selections of material from the archive of Iraqi architect Hisham Munir
- Images and documentation of 28 examples of Art Deco architecture in Cairo
- Documentation of recent projects of the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme, including the Conservation of the Arab Serai Gateway in Delhi, and Stor Palace in Kabul.
- Exhibitions such as Architecture on the Fringes: Oman, Tangier Then and Now, Roman Ruins in Tunisia, a series of occasional exhibitions marking events such as International Days of the UN, and others.
- The first selections of material from the archives of prominent scholars such as Yasser Tabbaa, Marilyn Jenkins-Madina, and other scholars.
- plus much more.
We’ve assembled a small selection of new material in an Archnet collection for your to browse. Watch this site for information on further enhancements and new content that is coming soon.