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FADA - Architecture: Plans

Dedicated Databases for Architecture

How to find plans in books

Most books on 20th & 21st century architecture and architects have floor plans and drawings of completed works and projects. Use LibrarySearch to locate books on the architect, building or project and include the keyword "plans" (see below)

Example 1: Le Corbusier plans

Example 2: Herzog & de Meuron plans

Example 3: Federation Square plans

Example 4: Farnsworth House plans


South African Bureau of Standards

SABS is a statutory body that was established in terms of the Standards Act, 1945 (Act No. 24 of 1945) and continues to operate in terms of the latest edition of the Standards Act, 2008 (Act No. 29 of 2008) as the national institution for the promotion and maintenance of standardization and quality in connection with commodities and the rendering of services.

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How to find plans in journals & magazines

Plans Reference Books

These books contain floor plans, illustrations, photos and text relating to exemplar buildings from around the world.


The Phaidon atlas of 21st century world                             The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture