Saturday, March 8, 2008

World Architecture Community


Have you ever imagined an opportunity where all architects in the world could submit the images of their recent buildings to the same database where you can also write articles referring to thousands of architectural images available, and develop your ideas further with the comments of an interested community? The World Architecture Community web portal tries to define such a context.

The World Architecture Community Portal provides an opportunity for all local practices to become internationally recognized and discussed by prominent scholars from different countries. The WA Portal is an independent global forum and extensive database where architects and scholars from ALL countries of the world are invited to submit their buildings and writings freely. Contributions from all members will have equitable chances to be represented, promoted, reviewed and criticized at this international arena.WA Community Portal also aims to present the work of all contemporary masters of architecture in a concise form eventually with their support of the educational premises of the project.

Create and Maintain Your Personal Architect Page @WA
Just register and fill in the blanks of the template at your User Page. It will be extremely easy to edit your “Architect Page” and fun to read the discussions about your buildings if they excite any. One of our editors may even write an article about one of them. Occasionally updating your “Building Pages” will keep them higher on the agenda of the WA community.

Make Your Articles Available On-Line@WA
You can submit all your articles to the WA database for wider readership, recognition and impact. And please do so for the WA community to share, discuss and develop your ideas.

Linking to Articles that are On-Line Elsewhere
If your articles are already published on-line at another website and you cannot post them at WA due to copyright reasons, you can simply submit the respective link after creating one or more Issue Pages concentrating on the topics you think the discussion in your article relates to. Please browse present Issue Pages to find out already established topics and connections. It may even be the case

Advantages of the Issue Pages
We have developed a unique feature for the discussion of most diverse issues by cross-referencing among “related issues” that can be introduced and developed by voluntary members who will eventually become Issue Editors. This extensive “Thesaurus of Ideas” will easily guide the reader to your articles either in our database or elsewhere on-line.
Architecture-Urbanism is dedicated to a) those who are interested in creating livable and sustainable environments and buildings that meet socio-cultural and socio-behavioral needs of people, environments that are responsive to historical, traditional and physical constraints, b) to those who are interested in finding panacea for the ills of our globalized world, and c) to those who are interested in regaining what cultures and societies have lost by the acts of architects. ____________________________________________________________________________