The digitization process
in the architectural field implements new opportunities to the representation of
documentary materials --digital databases, high-resolution reproductions,
3D modeling, videos. Multimedia platforms, websites and portals contribute
to the dissemination.
The availability and accessibility of online resources opens to a wider users’ community: intuitive interfaces, efficient search engines and powerful devices support the involvement toward a learning experience that has no physical or temporal boundaries.
Internet represents the
logical extension of new research horizons.
Architectural digital repositories, embracing the extensive heterogeneity of architectural documents arranged
by funds, typologies, thematic pathways, online accessible, contribute to the revitalization of the whole creative designing process, revealing the multiplicity of interests of the architectural discourse.
Architectural institutions --ex. MAXXI, NAI, RIBA, MoMA, CCA, etc., transform in new cultural hubs, offering free digital access to scientific documentary, and to cultural insights related to their activity programs. In Europe, large online repositories --like Europe Archive, Europeana, Google Art, etc., provide unique access to digital contents of any kind
of media. At Italian scale, Sistema di Archivi Nazionali connects public and private architectural archives, whose contents relate through categories in comprehensive
agencies at large --museums,
archives, research centers, foundations, architectural firms, e-publishing, social media, blogs, etc. take a new role to promote cross contents , developing as dynamic and open venues for a
richer geography of
highlights the expressions of architectural institutions to display and
promote cultural dissemination and the astounding outcome of
cultural scene of the global society, architectural digital collections within
their interoperability, proficiency and efficiency, contribute to multiply
the access to information: data communication and data exploration through
new design scenarios of portals and websites become the technical tools to
extend today’s learning process.
digital technologies applications evolve to articulate all kind of
architectural documentary contents in multimedia formats, the network sets
the function to deploy and renew contents, engaging a more heterogeneous
and extended public, Browsing, using, identifying, creating, contributing
across contents define potential, infinite ways to explore knowledge