Images, drawings and data for exemplar projects in British architecture

See all 150 entries to the AJ Small Projects Awards 2012 in the AJBL

See images. drawings and data of all the entries to this year’s AJ Small Projects Awards in the AJ Buildings Library.

The 2012 Small Projects Awards, run in association with Marley Eternit, are open to unpublished projects with a total contract of £250,000 or under.

In an exciting new move, the finalists will be invited to make brief presentations to the jury in ‘a crit’ on the day of the judging. Shortlisted entries will be published in the AJ, exhibited at the New London Architecture Gallery and showcased on the AJ Buildings Library.

The 2011 Small Projects prize was won by German practice Köbberling & Kaltwasser with its Jellyfish Theatre project in London, which was built for just £17,000.

Entries will be submitted online via the AJ Buildings Library interface. The entry cost is £50 + VAT and the deadline for entries is 18 November. Please contact Tom Ravenscroft on tom.ravenscroft@emap.com or 0207 728 4644 for your unique AJBL log in, which you can use to submit your project.

The AJ Buildings Library is now included as part of the AJ subscription

We are pleased to announce that from the 15th of July the AJ Buildings Library will be included as part of the Architects’ Journal subscription package. Existing AJ subscribers can log in to the AJ Buildings Library and get unlimited access to this searchable archive of exemplar projects with more than 20,000 drawings and images.

Accessing the AJ Buildings Library

If you have already activated your AJ subscription online you can have immediate access to the Library using the same username and password as you use on the Architects’ Journal website.

If you have not activated your AJ subscription online you will need to do so at TheAJ.co.uk/activate, and then log into the AJBL using the same login and password.

For help accessing the AJ Buildings Library or Architects’ Journal website contact customer services on 020 7728 4651 or email customerservices@TheAJ.co.uk

Video: Welcome to the AJ Buildings Library

Watch a video guide to the Architects’ Journal’s new digital resource

If you have already activated your AJ subscription online you can have immediate access to the Library using the same username and password as you use on the Architects’ Journal website.

If you have not activated your AJ subscription online you will need to do so at TheAJ.co.uk/activate, and then log into the AJBL using the same login and password.

AJ editor Christine Murray explains why the AJ Buildings Library is now available to every subscriber.

For help accessing the AJ Buildings Library or Architects’ Journal website contact customer services on 020 7728 4651 or emailcustomerservices@theaj.co.uk

What is the AJ Buildings Library?

The AJ Buildings Library is a digital database that showcases hundreds of exemplar projects, most from the last 20 years but including major projects back to 1900.

Architects can search for projects by age, cost, architect, building type, footprint, location, and a combination of these. For instance ‘School built for less than £10m’ or ‘Offices between 1,000m² and 5,000m² from the last ten years’ and ‘Working details of external sliding doors’.

Each project featured in this paid-for digital service has full project data (more than 20 items of information) and comprehensive architectural photographs and drawings (plans, elevation, section) – all provided at high resolution.

Drawings can be downloaded and printed out to their original scale. NB Vector pdfs and CAD files are not available for download and all copyrighted images are protected.

The database is continuing to grow. The dedicated Buildings Library Editor is requesting and publishing dozens of new projects every month, as well as pulling classic schemes from the AJ archives.

To find out more about subscribing to the AJ Buildings Library contact Janine Mercer.

To include your practice’s project in the AJ Buildings Library contact Tom Ravenscroft.

Subscribing to the AJ Buildings Library

AJ Subscribers

The AJ Buildings Library is available as a subscription benefit to AJ subscribers. If you have activated your online subscription on TheAJ.co.uk, you can use the same credentials to create an account for AJBL.

If you have not activated your subscription on the AJ website you will need to do so to access the AJ Buildings Library.

Not an Architects’ Journal subscriber?

Choose one of these options:

Subscribe today for immediate access to AJ Buildings Library, TheAJ.co.uk and The Architects’ Journal magazine.

Find out more about all the benefits of a subscription to The Architects’ Journal.

For all queries regarding access to AJ online, please email our Online Help Desk at customerservices@ArchitectsJournal.co.uk or call 0207 728 4651

Submit a project to the AJ Buildings Library

All architecture practices are encouraged to submit to their projects to be included in the AJ Buildings Library.

The AJ Buildings Library contains the most important and influential projects completed in the UK or by British architects over the last 100 years. We believe that any firm that has created high quality work worthy of inclusion should have a good representation of their built work in the database.

As well as providing a resource for use by hundreds of architects the database will showcase firms’ work to clients and developers, and to other firms looking for collaborators.

The criteria for inclusion in the database are very similar to building studies in the AJ magazine: high quality buildings completed in the UK or buildings overseas completed by UK-based architects. For each project we require photographs, drawings and full data.

To submit a projects contact Tom Ravenscroft or complete the ‘Project Submission’ form and drop this onto our ftp.

If you would like to discuss a project submission, please email the AJ Buildings Library Editor or call 020 7728 4644.

Frequently asked questions about submitting projects

“It’s the kind of thing that might get used five or six times a day. We regularly send people to the RIBA library to get information on old projects — ease of access would have real value.”

Graham Morrison, Allies and Morrison