Digital library presentation

This news section, updated daily, presents the new electronic documents cataloged in the Archirès database. To search all online documents, use the search form "Search ENSA", checking the box "Electronic Resources Archirès" to limit your search to this type of documents. Students of French architecture schools produce their graduation work in the form of electronic documents that are deposited and put online in libraries since 2007, with the agreement of their author and according to more or less wide rights.

  •     TPFE

The libraries of the schools of architecture have a very important collection of these documents since their creation in 1969 (about 50000 documents), the oldest of which are Personal Graduation Works (TPFE), produced until 2007, which are true documentary opus on an architectural theme, a place, a history, accompanied by an architectural project. Several schools carry out the retrospective digitization of these documents which are put online as and when.

  •     PFE

Since 2007, each student presents in 5th year a Project of End of Studies (PFE) on a topic chosen in workshop. The presentation document includes a ten-page notice detailing the context of the project and the architectural intentions of the designer, as well as the rendering plates of the project, often views of the model as well.

  •     Memoirs

The students also produce a memoir accompanying the PFE, which reflects its reflection and synthesis on an architectural or urban theme.

  •     Maps

The libraries of architecture schools acquire geographical maps with broadcasting rights for the web: cadastre, old or new city plans, wider geographical areas.

  •     Videos

The architecture schools capture the conferences they organize within them and broadcast them online with the agreement of their author.

  • Warning for accessing documents online

Rights restricted by their author (to one or more sites, or categories of readers) can be assigned to them and when they are consulted, you will be asked to identify yourself with your Archirès account so to check if you can access it. If you do not have one, you can create it in the portal tab: "Log In" or inquire at an ENSA library.