Quaderns d'arquitectura i urbanisme is a magazine about contemporary architecture, urban planning, and arts published in Barcelona, Spain. It is the Journal of the Association of Architects of Catalonia. The magazine has been in publication since 1944, but has been revamped by a new editorial team since 2011.
Each new issue contains theme, case study, & reference to a past magazine issue, presented in the magazine sections of Visual Essay, the Observatory, & the Archive. As well as looking back to the magazine's past in the Archive section, each issue of Quaderns also looks to the near future with a presentation of the next issue's theme by a guest contributor.
The most recent issues of Quaderns are located on the LADC's current periodicals' shelving.
The International Construction Database (ICONDA) is the bibliographic database of the International Council for Building Research, Studies and Documentation (CIB). ICONDA specializes in the technical literature published worldwide in the fields of building construction, civil engineering, architecture, and planning.
ICONDA contains over 500,000 records of publications and adds approximately 30,000 records each year; its contents are updated monthly. Coverage goes back to the launch of the database in 1976. Referenced publications come from more than 20 different countries and include more than 400 periodicals, as well as books, research reports, conference proceedings, business reports, theses, and non-conventional or “grey” literature.
Use the Advanced Search to search by keywords, author, title, or journal, and limit by year, full text only, language, etc.
Access: ICONDA single-user access is available for AU faculty, staff, and students (if off-campus, sign in using your AU global ID and password). Access ICONDA via http://www.lib.auburn.edu/ICONDA.
The LADC is preparing to close for renovations over the semester break. All of the journals are boxed and located upstairs, their shelves have been removed, and the reference collection is also boxed up. Reference & video collections will be moved into the gallery beginning Dec. 7. The slide collection is being moved over to the main library for storage. These items are still available for use, though not in their traditional places on the shelf, so please don't hesitate to ask us for help finding materials this week.
We are open for extended hours this week for finals, and have kept study tables and chairs available downstairs. The LADC will close for renovations at the end of the day Friday, December 7 and reopen on Thursday, January 3.
Faculty, staff or students needing items from the LADC between December 8 and December 19 should contact LADC staff through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone 334-844-7849. We will pull requested materials from LADC and bring them to RBD Library each business day beginning December 10. Patrons will be notified when their items are ready for pick-up at RBD Library’s circulation desk.
Access to LADC materials will be unavailable when the University is closed between December 20 and January 2.
Here are a couple of photos showing preparation for Phase II of the renovation:
Upstairs (full of journals from downstairs) & Downstairs (packed up and emptying out)
Designed for Habitat: Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity
by APLA faculty David Hinson & Justin Miller
In order to prepare the first floor of the LADC for its upcoming renovation, the bound volumes of our journals are being moved upstairs. The shelves downstairs will then be removed to get our first floor ready for new carpet and new paint (and much more) this December.
Meanwhile, bound journals will be located upstairs on carts and in boxes.
Beginning with A, journal titles were moved onto carts, taken upstairs, and lined up in rows.
When most of the available carts were full, boxes were built, and journals are currently being moved upstairs into boxes.
For the remainder of the semester, while journals are in this temporary location, please do not hesitate to ask us for help with the journals! We will be happy to retrieve any journal volumes that you need.
The LADC recently acquired campus-wide access to BuildingGreen Suite, an online resource for building industry professionals and students that provides information on sustainable design and construction.
This database includes GreenSpec, an online product guide with 2,200+ environmentally preferable product listings, and 360+ project case studies provided by the High Performance Buildings Database, as well as articles & videos for continued education, blogs, discussions, the e-version of Environmental Building News, and more. BuildingGreen Suite also offers the option of browsing/searching information by CSI division or LEED credit.