My ArchDaily: How to Create Your Very Own Architecture Library

Dear ArchDaily Readers,

One of the most important pillars of our mission is to constantly improve the way that we deliver inspiration and knowledge to architects around the world. Over time, the tens of thousands of projects we have featured in-depth have grown to form a large "ArchDaily Iceberg" in which most of this invaluable architecture content accumulates below the surface. In our quest to make this information more accessible, and especially given our understanding of how we (architects) collect and organize case studies and references, we launched a modest tool in late 2010: My ArchDaily. This tool allowed you to bookmark and save your favorite projects and sort them in folders, two concepts that relate to how you use your browser and desktop.

My ArchDaily was also the authentication tool for voting in Building of the Year Award, and over the years this feature started to gain traction among our users--reaching more than 282,000 registered users as of today! But, My ArchDaily had taken a back seat to other development projects and wasn't updated until we launched our new platform a few days ago.

So now, we're happy to present the new-and-improved My ArchDaily! It was launched alongside other improvements that you may have noticed over the past few weeks. If you aren't using it already, we welcome you to start building your very own personalized architecture library and organize projects and articles using labels.

Whether you are researching specific precedents or just want to save a particularly inspiring project, My ArchDaily's seamless integration allows you to save information with one-simple click. 

Bookmark a project or article

When you come across a project or article that you'd like to save, click on the small folder (located on the top-lefthand corner of the post) to generate a bookmark. The project or article will now be saved in your personal My ArchDaily library -- which you can further organized by using labels (find out more below).

Bookmark a specific image

All images published on ArchDaily can be saved by clicking on the small folder in the upper-righthand corner of the image. Why bookmark an image and not a full project? Perhaps you are interested in one particular aspect of the building or its design. You can bookmark just the image and apply labels to keep everything organized.

Add notes

Leave yourself a brief reminder every time you save an image or project by adding notes in the designated field. 

Add and apply labels

When you bookmark an article, project or image, you can add any label you want. A dropdown menu shows all existing labels.
Do you want to create a new label? Just type it when you bookmark your next article or when you edit an existing one.

Edit your settings

In the settings panel you can update your email address, change your password, upload an avatar and personalize your ArchDaily newsletter settings.

ArchDaily constantly evolves to meet the needs of our readers. Do you have any feedback regarding My ArchDaily? We'd love to hear it!

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Cite: AD Editorial Team. "My ArchDaily: How to Create Your Very Own Architecture Library" 13 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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