The architecture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries has an extraordinary database where the most important concepts, events and buildings have been registered: the architectural periodicals.
Periodicals as a Data Base
In the twenty-first century, it is scarcely possible to think about scientific research without considering the digital aspect. The world that we are living now is more and more reliant on data, in which we can find valuable information, identify patterns of behaviors and visualize information on a big scale. Some digital analytical tools have reached very important results in terms of the massive treatment of information. These kinds of analytic processes have been largely used in many scientific and humanistic disciplines, with positive results. However, the research on architectural theory has never made an efficient use of these technologies.
Experiencing new techniques of digital text analysis, our aim is to offer a new vision of the architecture evolution and how it is divulged through the texts published on these magazines.
ArchiteXt Mining is a project created and managed by the THACA Research Group (Theory, History, Analysis and Criticism of Architecture)
Department of Architectural Composition. School of Architecture. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
HAR2015-65412-P, funded by the 2015 Call for ‘Excellence Projects’of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO, currently Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, MICINN) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Library of the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
2018 Call of the R&D and Innovation Support Program of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Library of the Madrid Institute of Architects
RACO. Repository of Catalan journals in open access