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We introduce a matrix based 'visual reference system model' for architectural heritage. The system consists of multilayered Web pages containing visual and textual data about architectural periods, styles and elements. The structure of the system may be adapted to various architectural concepts and periods. Yet, it is flexible enough to be limited down to a specific period or architect only. The matrix-based structure of the system allows for adding new information at any time. For demonstrational purposes, the system model is applied to a specific domain of classical Ottoman architectural heritage and the site is called as the Mimar Sinan project site (MSPS). MSPS is designed to serve scholars, researchers, architects, designers, and historians for specific, comparative and/or complex research criteria.