Fine descriptions of more than 40 architects from Melbourne’s Twentieth Century past. With selected buildings listings and photos. Put together by, I think, Simon Reeves at Built Heritage Pty Ltd.
“This comprehensive study 2008 study by Heritage Alliance, Melbourne, identifies built places across Victoria from the post-war period that were considered to be of potential heritage significance.”
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.
“What house is that? is an exploration of the social and architectural history of Victoria’s housing styles. From our earliest Victorian cottages through to the light filled, open plan houses of the Modern era, we look at the houses Victorians call home.
Lively mid-century blog from Kansas, U.S. with lots of original photos of lucky finds.
“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.
“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.”
“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.”
Novinsky Boulevard 25
“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.”
“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.
Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand
“The Robin Boyd Foundation will continue the work and spirit of Robin Boyd through an active, innovative and ongoing series of public learning programs developed to increase individual and community awareness, understanding and participation in design.”
A nice little site with a good survey of modern houses in Christchurch circa 1940 to the 1980s.
The NSW-government supported HHT organises exhibitions and events in its many historic properties, which include the Rose Seidler house.
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.”
Keeping an eye on Melbourne’s older buildings for us.