“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.
_“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.
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.
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.
This government and buiding industry web site has been around for a while, and is often updated. The technical section contains basic advice about designing a house sustainably. You will be lucky to find mention of an architect anywhere.
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..