legal notice

The purpose of this website is to provide an easily searchable and ever expanding archive of urban spaces, their spatial qualities and uses. Architects and urban planners are welcome to use them as references or collage material by using the free photos or buying a license for the high-resolution images.

For this purpose, the archive contains two types of photos:

  • (A) Low resolution photos, typically 1100×733 pixel, that can be downloaded by right-clicking on the preview image or by choosing the free option in the purchase panel.
  • (B) High resolution images, typically 5472×3648 pixel, that can be downloaded by buying a license.


By downloading a free picture (A), a creative commons license is granted to copy, publish, display and make derivative works, as long as the licensee follows the restrictions below under 3), including credits.


By obtaining a license for a high resolution image (B), the photographer (name stated under the title of the photo) grants the licensee a non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-assignable use of the image for a single purpose, which could be a derivative or editorial work. If for example a photo is published in planning documents  both as a reference picture and in a collage, two licenses have to be obtained.


For any photo on this website, the following holds true;


The photographer retains all copyrights attached to this image as well as any other rights which may not be detailed in this agreement.

Credit/acknowledgement of the photographer’s name must be given when the image is published, either with a picture credit, caption or a link/acknowledgement in the publication if the image is used for editorial purposes regardless of image size. If the image is used for collages or other derivative work, credit/acknowledgement does not have to be given.

Selling and/or redistribution of an image is forbidden.


The Licensee indemnifies and holds harmless the photographer and against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses stemming from a breach of this agreement, the use of the image, your failure to abide by any restriction regarding the use of an image, or any claim by a third party related to the use of the image.

Warranty and Liability:

This image is provided “as is” with no warranty regarding the suitability of the image for any purpose. The photographer is not liable to the client or any person or entity for damages, costs or losses stemming from any usage of this image.