“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.
“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.”
“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.
A state government and industry sponsored guide to a few of Victoria’s greener buildings. A Flash site with interactive map.
An iPhone and iPad app guide for 10 of Melbourne’s larger buildings.
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.
Confused by a blurry old drainage plan covered in random letters?
Try this. (PDF from Victorian Surveyors’ Board)
Stuart Harrison’s two page guide to Melbourne architecture – useful for visitors. I think it was written for Lonely Planet. Here as a PDF.
This year’s PDF survey of salary ranges in the construction industry, by Hays.
Dead shopping centres of the U.S.A.
A new maps-based visual index of buildings around the world.
An extract on Hong King’s architecture from Frommer’s Hong Kong Day By Day .
_“Recent research shows that most businesses want to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions but few have the appropriate information to manage the process.
Google map put together in late 2008 on the occasion of the Powerhouse exhibition, Modern Times.
A nice little site with a good survey of modern houses in Christchurch circa 1940 to the 1980s.
A diary of everything architectural going on in London.
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.
This is a great site! Still! Now 94 years old, Alan is six years into his quest to walk EVERY street in Sydney’s suburbs, jotting down notes and taking photos as he goes. Let’s hope he recovers to full speed after the hip replacement – those pics aren’t so pretty…
Martin Morrell accumulates photos, addresses, and news of Canberra’s mid-century modernist housing.