A note about currently available architectural data/materials

Content made available at the beginning of the DAAS website service includes digitalized images of photographs of architectural structures and landscapes from the 1960s and 70s that were supplied by Shinkenchiku-sha. These photographs, which are on slide film and have become discolored, were scanned and then digitally corrected. As of 09/15/2006, the number of available items totals approximately 6,000 from 1,116 structures. DAAS plans to expand the number of registered items by making broad requests for data/materials.

Searching for architectural data/materials

Searches of architectural data/materials stored by DAAS can be made by using the search menu at left.

Searches come in two forms: simple search and detailed search.

Simple search

Simple searches can be made by entering three parameters-“keywords,” “region,” or “year of completion”-using the menu appearing on the left-hand side of this page. The “keywords” parameter allows the user to make keyword searches using phrases that are associated with architectural data/materials. The “region” and “year of completion” parameters allow the user to further limit search results by designating the region and year of completion.

Detailed search

Detailed searches can be made based on more detailed architectural and material attributes. Please click on “detailed search” appearing in the menu on the left-hand side of this page.