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Shifting sands at Oriental Bay

posted 11.19 in news.

Oriental Bay 1959

In the past 100 years the “rotunda” at Wellington’s Oriental Bay has been buffeted not just by wild seas, but also the less predictable winds of change. Shifting needs, mores, and economies have seen the structure reinvented several times, and it’s about to happen all over again.

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What House Is That?

posted 09.11 in resources.

“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...

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Art Deco & Modernism - Architecture Australia

posted 01.11 in resources.

Or ModernAus for short. An Australia-wide accompaniment to Thomas Ryan’s Tasmanian Art Deco & Modernism photo blog ( here ).


posted 11.10 in news.

It must be the end of the year, as RMIT’s INDEX is about to launch in a sprawling woolstore in a forgotten corner of North Melbourne, down where all the landlords seem to make most of their dough erecting massive billboards on their...

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The Fall

posted 05.10 in news.

Lonsdale House now looks like this… The facades of the ground floor shops have, rather eerily been left as a hoarding. And a few from the vaults: 2009 2009 2004 The five uncertain years in the lead up to the demolition...

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Art Deco & Modernism - Architecture Tasmania

posted 12.09 in resources.

“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.

Lonsdale House Protest

posted 08.09 in events.

Saturday, August 22, 2009
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Outside Lonsdale House and Caledonian Lane
269-273 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Australia

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posted 08.09 in news.

The upcoming demolition of Lonsdale House, an art deco building in Melbourne’s dowdy Lonsdale Street, is attracting attention that must be worrying the developers and Myer. A brief survey of recent developments turns up calls to arms,...

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Lonsdale House barber shop

posted 08.09 in resources.

barber shop

[4 Caledonian Lane]

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Lonsdale House doomed?

posted 07.09 in news.

Planning permit approved . Going, going… Lonsdale House was most recently known for the Caledonian Laneway experience – a cheap rent refuge for barbers, mattresses, noodles, and long neck beer – until everyone was booted...

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Life in a heritage overlay

posted 07.09 in news.

An Albert Park resident is having the usual problems trying to demolish his “bog standard” deco house, and has gone to the press with it as consultant fees top 150K. “When we’ve put extensions to [the council] previously they...

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Art Deco Buildings

posted 06.09 in resources.

Melbourne-based photo blog of all things Deco.

Modernism Magazine

posted 09.08 in resources.

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...

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posted 01.08 in resources.

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...

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Deco Pub Demo

posted 12.07 in news.

Oh dear, this is one of those articles that make you wonder. A Melbourne Pub, The Stork, was built in 1855 and given an art deco facelift in 1925. According to the owner the 82 year old facelift means the pub was ineligible for heritage protection....

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The Art Deco Society of New South Wales

posted 12.07 in resources.

Site with an interest in buildings of the period, and a well-stocked links page. Unfortunately it is let down by the bombardment of pop-up ads that the webhost has decided to annoy people with.

Art Deco Society (Melbourne)

posted 12.07 in resources.

A big group with a site that includes information on about 30 buildings.

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