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3000 see more open website in same window

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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aardvark see more open website in same window

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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Architizer see more open website in same window

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

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

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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Auckland Guide see more open website in same window

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:

  • Tibor Donner
  • Andrew Patterson
  • Vernon Brown
  • Gummer and Ford
  • Richard Toy
  • James Hackshaw
  • Mitchell & Stout
  • Claude Megson
  • City Apartments
  • Churches
page listing related:   in  New Zealand   Auckland   Auckland City  
 

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

“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.”

The Building Connections resource contains:

  • descriptions and analysis of architectural examples and related artworks using the frames as a means of interpretation
  • essays that answer questions from past HSC papers focussing on the conceptual framework
  • explorations of practice by means of video or interviews
  • quotes
  • sample questions from past HSC papers
  • artmaking activities
  • links to other relevant online resources references to a range of national and international galleries and museums.

Downloads are available from the OBJECT website.

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Canberra House see more open website in same window

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.

Christchurch Modern see more open website in same window

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

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deadmalls see more open website in same window

Dead shopping centres of the U.S.A.

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

“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.

The next section outlines the tools that are available to help in achieving ESD in Australian Government buildings, specifically ABGR, NABERS and Green Star. The bulk of this guide is an outline of initiatives that can be put in place to minimise the environmental and social impacts of buildings.”

Dated 2007

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Good Design Case Studies see more open website in same window

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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Guiding Architects see more open website in same window

“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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Happy SAW walker see more open website in same window

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Hays Salary Survey 2009 see more open website in same window

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

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Hong Kong quick guide see more open website in same window

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

page listing related:   in  China   China SAR   Hong Kong  
 

Index of Abbreviations see more open website in same window

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

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London Architecture Diary see more open website in same window

A diary of everything architectural going on in London.

page listing related:   in  United Kingdom   Greater London   London  
 

Melbourne Architecture see more open website in same window

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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MIMOA see more open website in same window

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

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Modernism in Australia see more open website in same window

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

Rory Hyde, Martin Miles, Marcus Trimble, Dan Hill did the legwork. Let’s hope they keep it alive.

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