About

Welcome to ARCHNET NEXT, the latest iteration of Archnet, an Open Access, intellectual resource focused on architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, conservation issues, visual and material cultures, and other topics related to the built environment. With a focus on societies in which Muslims are or have been a significant cultural presence, Archnet’s mission is to provide ready access to quality, unique texts and media to facilitate teaching, scholarship, and professional work of high quality.  


Since it was originally launched in 2002 Archnet’s digital library has grown considerably. Moreover, Archnet has developed a well established a reputation as a reliable authority and useful tool for teaching and learning about the the built environment of Muslim societies, past, and present. Archnet is a partnership between the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT (AKDC@MIT) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), with support from the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard and MIT. ARCHNET NEXT was developed by Performant Software Solutions.


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