“My blog highlights the diversity of art deco and modernism styles throughout Tasmania through my photography and the written word.” A blog by Tasmanian photographer Thomas Ryan.
A big group with a site that includes information on about 30 buildings.
A nice little site with a good survey of modern houses in Christchurch circa 1940 to the 1980s.
Fine descriptions of many less known architects from Melbourne’s past. With selected buildings listings and photos. Put together by Built Heritage Pty Ltd.
The local offshoot of the Dutch organisation whose mission is to, “draw attention to the plight of some of the pioneering early modern buildings which were decaying for lack of a current use.” Not a lot of action on this site, though there are occasional notifications of talks and conferences.
The NSW-government supported HHT organises exhibitions and events in its many historic properties, which include the Rose Seidler house.
“The Burra Charter provides guidance for the conservation and management of places of cultural significance (cultural heritage places), and is based on the knowledge and experience of Australia ICOMOS members.”
Dedicated to the conservation of the world’s historic monuments and sites. Link through to the Australian committee.
“The Los Angeles Conservancy is a nonprofit membership organization that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve, and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County.”
Subtitled “Auckland’s Alternative Modernist Architecture and History: A work in progress”, this great site is a who’s who of mid-century Auckland architects, many of whom have disappeared off the radar.
Dr Miles Lewis’ text database of old melbourne mansions. A useful resource, but not easy to use. You can make it cough up screeds of historic addresses if you play around with it. TIP: Use the View As Table option on the left to looks at results of a search.
I know some people who dead keen on this mag and pay heaps to get it air-freighted – now you can view the current issue after registering for free. What they say: “Modernism is a quarterly magazine about 20th-century modernist design. We range from the Wiener Werkstätte to the Bauhaus to Memphis and beyond, covering Art Deco, midcentury, pop and postmodern design.”
“It is time for action.
We welcome all designers, architects, homeowners and hunters, artists, purveyors of mid-century ephemera, and most importantly anyone who simply appreciates this era and Modernist design and who would like to know more.
We want to raise the profile of Mid-Century design and Modernist principles.
We want to see the integrity of these buildings in the suburbs, country and the coast acknowledged and preserved.
We want you to be a part of it.”
“The initiative group of MAPS consists of young architects, historians, heritage managers and journalists from different countries. We work in close cooperation with preservationists, architects and historians within Russia and abroad to raise awareness about the present destruction of the city’s historical buildings. Through these contacts, we are working to give Russian preservationists and Muscovites a greater international voice. We invite international experts to advise on more sustainable approaches to the historic built environment.”
“MAPS believes that every effort should be made to preserve certain buildings. Through such work MAPS hopes to convince the Moscow Government, developers and architects that the unchecked demolition of old Moscow is not in the city’s long-term interest.”
“An open-air museum for preserving and exhibiting Japanese architecture of the Meiji period (1868-1912).” Contains a good sized chunk of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel, transplanted there in the 1960s. The reassembled foyer serves as the tea room.