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A weekly guide to what’s going on in the less obvious places in Melbourne. This link will take you straight through to the design and art happenings.

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RMIT’s respected but long out of print guide to Melbourne architecture – well stocked with maps, photos and profiles. 2008: It’s ageing a bit now, being about 1998 vintage. In fact the main interface doesn’t seem to want to work any more, but the A3 Lite version is functional.
There are rumours of any update any year now..

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see more open website in same window Architizer

A new maps-based visual index of buildings around the world.

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see more open website in same window Arkitekturguide for Nord-Norge og Svalbard

A guide to architecture in Northern Norway – Nordland, Troms, Finnmark and Svalbard – these are some very cold looking buildings. Compiled by the The University Library of Tromsø.

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see more open website in same window Auckland Guide

This looks handy. This fine pile of PDF guides to the work of some of Auckland’s top architects originally appeared in NZIA’s BLOCK publication. They are rather well written by the likes of Andrew Barrie and Julia Gatley. The growing list includes tours for:

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see more open website in same window Building Connections — NSW Architects Registration Board & Object

“Building Connections is a multi layered resource aimed at supporting the teaching of architecture units as part of the Visual Arts Syllabus Stage 6. It is divided into 3 parts – the frames, conceptual framework and practice, and focuses on the architecture of six art galleries and museums. It explores the connections between architecture and other art forms, investigating ideas and themes through images, text, artmaking activities and links to other information. Two of the galleries are examined in more detail through essays and descriptions of practice, demonstrating how architecture can be considered within broader discussions of the Visual Arts.”

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see more open website in same window Canberra House

This site has been around as long as Butterpaper! Martin Morrell accumulates photos, addresses, and news of Canberra’s mid-century modernist housing. It now has some fancy new enhancements such as a Flickr feed tied into Google Earth.

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see more open website in same window Christchurch Modern

A nice little site with a good survey of modern houses in Christchurch circa 1940 to the 1980s.

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see more open website in same window deadmalls

Dead shopping centres of the U.S.A.

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see more open website in same window ESD Design Guide - Offices and Public Buildings

“This guide gives a basic introduction to ecological sustainability issues and specifically how the built environment affects them. It begins by outlining the Australian position on Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) and some key policies relevant to buildings and ESD.

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see more open website in same window Good Design Case Studies

The Victorian State Governments “Good Design Case Studies” web resource contains a variety of infill houses and multi-residential projects that they think hit the mark.

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see more open website in same window Guiding Architects

“guiding architects is an international network for architectural guided tours.” All tour leaders have a background in architecture. The network is worldwide, but mostly European.

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see more open website in same window Happy SAW walker

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see more open website in same window Hays Salary Survey 2009

This year’s PDF survey of salary ranges in the construction industry, by Hays.

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see more open website in same window Hong Kong quick guide

An extract on Hong King’s architecture from Frommer’s Hong Kong Day By Day .

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see more open website in same window Index of Abbreviations

Confused by a blurry old drainage plan covered in random letters?
Try this. (PDF from Victorian Surveyors’ Board)

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see more open website in same window London Architecture Diary

A diary of everything architectural going on in London.

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see more open website in same window Melbourne Architecture

Stuart Harrison’s two page guide to Melbourne architecture – useful for visitors. I think it was written for Lonely Planet. Here as a PDF.

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see more open website in same window MIMOA

This is a great resource for contemporary european buildings – photos, maps, and most importantly, addresses.

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see more open website in same window Modernism in Australia

Google map put together in late 2008 on the occasion of the Powerhouse exhibition, Modern Times.

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