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alphanumericcha

What Architectural firms do you think have the best websites and why?

 
Sep 13, 04 6:08 pm
sam sung
http://rchstudios.com/

It is simple, clear, and straighforward. No silly bells and whistles.

I like helmutlang.com for the same reasons.

Sep 13, 04 7:19 pm  · 
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dia

Sam Sung - it is certainly free of silly bells and whistles, as well as any content...

I like J.Mayer H, and Archea,

Sep 13, 04 7:40 pm  · 
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alphanumericcha

sam, was your link intended? i think just a place holder...

Sep 13, 04 8:00 pm  · 
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alphanumericcha

base, great ones. I really like the rectanglular structure of archea. any others to consider?

Sep 13, 04 8:01 pm  · 
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Peru
http://www.jeannouvel.com/

- stylish navigation, details in dwg express - kool

Sep 14, 04 5:33 am  · 
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Peru
http://www.jeannouvel.com/

- stylish navigation, details in dwg express - kool

Sep 14, 04 5:34 am  · 
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pvb358

for general information, have you found any architecture websites out there better than archinect.com?? what others do you visit daily for news, links, discussion, etc?

Sep 14, 04 11:35 am  · 
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instrumentOFaction

jsut a few from my bookmarks...good work...good web design:

http://www.barkowleibinger.com/

http://www.pugh-scarpa.com/indexmain.html

http://www.alliedworks.com/
although i'm not sure it has project photos...

http://www.seangodsell.com/

http://www.shoparc.com/main.html


Sep 14, 04 12:17 pm  · 
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alphanumericcha

Thanks for the suggestions! Some really good one there.

Sep 14, 04 1:52 pm  · 
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nwm

That SHoP page is really nice.

The Brooklyn Foundry make pages for lots of firms and do consistently good work.

I also like this.

Sep 14, 04 2:15 pm  · 
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dia

Alphanumerica,

Amongst other things, I collect architects websites, particularly Australiasian ones. Most of my favourites are on my laptop at my other office, but here are a few more:

Dale Jones Evans
Six Degrees
John Wardle Architects
John Pawson
Stephane Beel
Architectus

Sep 14, 04 6:05 pm  · 
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pvb358

I wonder who was first?

VetterDenk

[url.http://http://www.re4a.com/]re4a[/url]

Sep 14, 04 6:08 pm  · 
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pvb358

oops,

or,

RE4A

Sep 14, 04 6:09 pm  · 
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zoltron

Aren't you all getting a little flashed out and the little loading icon. Flash was in when everyone had the Matrix 1 screensaver on their computers.


I like http://www.yehjerrard.com/

It's direct and playful at the same time.

Sep 14, 04 7:46 pm  · 
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cracker

zoltron - that website IS flash. really shitty flash.

Sep 14, 04 8:12 pm  · 
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alphanumericcha

craker you're a cracker!

Sep 14, 04 8:26 pm  · 
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e909

a few years ago macromedia loader popup made such a pest of itself, i put macromedia into my hosts file. so swf sites are useless scumware to me.

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=%22flush+flash%22+macromedia&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wg

Sep 21, 04 3:58 am  · 
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larchitect

Some of the same individuals that did Allied Works website also did ours. Very good person to work with. www.langohansen.com

Sep 21, 04 10:42 am  · 
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asengsta

gritty but very NY:

www.kushnerstudios.com/

Jun 8, 11 7:30 pm  · 
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ElGrecus

http://www.leong-leong.com/

 

http://www.bouroullec.com/

Not architects, but the site couldn't be simpler to use. Totally straightforward and relies on quality of the work, not the web  site

Jun 9, 11 5:05 pm  · 
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lletdownl

cant believe no one has mentioned http://www.big.dk/

 

probably my personal favorite

Jun 9, 11 6:08 pm  · 
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lletdownl

oh... my actual favorite is this one... whoever built this one should be very proud

http://www.murphyjahn.com

Jun 9, 11 6:19 pm  · 
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masses

Aren't most of these websites designed for other architects to gawk at?  As an architecture student who is always on the lookout for intriguing ideas I despise swimming  through websites similar to BIGDSR, and especially Nouvel.

These are my main compaints...

  • Intro Pages
  • Slow Flash animations
  • Pages opening in new windows
  • Navigation that goes too deep

Don't get me wrong, some of these sites are definitely cool, but I can't stand to visit them more than once.  Does anyone else feel the same way?

 

Jun 9, 11 9:23 pm  · 
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beefeaters

Umm... not a single one of these websites that have been listed, whether its posts from 2004 to the recent ones, are good. They are all absolutely horrible except maybe leong leong's site, which is nice graphically, but even so can be confusing with its total lack of hierarchy. 

And BIG's pop up windows? What is this? Are we still in 1995? No one likes pop up windows.

And to all the rest, please stop making your entire website in flash. We know people hate it. We now have HTML5, SVG, CSS and Javascript. Make use of it. It is hard to think of many uses of Flash for an architecture website. 

I wonder if these architects hire graphic designers to do their webpages or try to do it themselves. Either the problem is they always hire bad graphic / web designers or they wrongly believe that they themselves are graphic / web designers. 

 

 

Jun 10, 11 12:36 am  · 
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lletdownl

my guess is its the later beefeater, as i am one of those few

Jun 10, 11 9:07 am  · 
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