Architecture


The term marvellous Melbourne was first attributed to the many new 'world class' buildings that were built during the 1880 gold-rush boom times.



 Walking Melbourne Walking Melbourne
Walking Melbourne celebrates Melbourne's rich urban history. A fabulous website of architecture, past and present from the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. If there is, or was a notable building in Melbourne, skyscraper, pub or hospital then you are likely to find infor Read more..

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 Architects for Peace Architects for Peace
Architects for Peace is inviting professionals of the built environment and members of related organisations and their representatives to be part of one-day workshop called "under-construction". The workshop will address the topic of reconstruction from both a practical and t Read more..

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 Art Deco & Modernism Society Inc. Art Deco & Modernism Society Inc.
Art Deco & Modernism Society Inc. (ADMS) is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of aspects of the Art Deco era such as architecture, landscaping, furniture, industrial design, fashion, graphics, art, jewellery, entertainment and transport. A major objective is to ra Read more..

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 Art Deco World Art Deco World
Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria, and is Australia's second-largest city. Like Sydney, it is one of the world's largest and yet most under-appreciated Art Deco cities. Melbourne's Art Deco buildings are generally of modest scale, in keeping with height restric Read more..

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 Bolte Bridge Bolte Bridge
The Bolte Bridge is a large twin Cantilever bridge in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It spans the Yarra River and Victoria Harbour in the Docklands precinct to the west of the Melbourne CBD. It forms part of the CityLink system of tollroads that connects the Tullamarine Free Read more..

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 Bridges in Melbourne Bridges in Melbourne
Melbourne has many bridges crossing the Yarra River from the West Gate Bridge at the mouth of the river out into the suburbs. West Gate Bridge The West Gate Bridge is a large cable-stayed bridge that spans the Yarra River, just north of its mouth into Port Phillip, and is a Read more..

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 Bridges of Melbourne Bridges of Melbourne
The White Hat guide to 7 Bridges of Melbourne is a facsinating insight into Melbourne's best known bridges. No.1 - Princes Bridge No.2 - MacRobertson Bridge No.3 - Sandridge Rail Bridge No.4 - Spencer Street Bridge No.5 - Kane's Bridge No.6 - West Gate Bridge No.7 – Chan Read more..

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 Butterpaper - Architectural Discussion Butterpaper - Architectural Discussion
Butterpaper.com is a website in perpetual development. It started in April 2000 (as 'Zebra') and was an exercise in organising an unwieldy array of bookmarks. There were a lot of interesting sites out there but I would go to one and never manage to find it again. Butter P Read more..

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 Curtin House Curtin House
Curtin House is 6 floors of eateries, shops, bars and offices right in the heart of the CBD in Swanston St. Many will try and tell you its a secret place, but the venues and events here open all year round tell another story. One of fabulous bars, retail outlets and even a ro Read more..

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 Evan Walker Bridge | Love Lock Bridge Evan Walker Bridge | Love Lock Bridge
The Southbank Pedestrian Bridge is known as Evan Walker Bridge, recognising the late Prof Walker’s role in creating the Southbank precinct. For a few years (2012-2015) it was known locally as Love Lock Bridge. “Evan Walker was a highly regarded member of parliament, a visio Read more..

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 GTV Television Channel 9 Building GTV Television Channel 9 Building
One of Melbourne's most iconic buildings is the former Wertheim Piano Factory, better known as GTV Television Channel 9 building located in Bendigo Street, Richmond. GTV (General Television Corporation) owned by the Nine Network broadcast shows from its 'Television City' for 5 Read more..

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 Manchester Unity Building Manchester Unity Building
Melbourne’s iconic Manchester Unity Building represents a rare blend of art, science, culture and commerce. As a magnificent structure, as a monument to human endeavour and as a hub of personal interaction, it has a special place in the history of Melbourne and the hearts of Read more..

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 Melbourne Buildings Guide Melbourne Buildings Guide
In it's relatively short history, the City of Melbourne boasts some of the finest examples of building architecture found anywhere in the world. Use the links below to past and present buildings located in the city of Melbourne Victoria Australia. Read more..

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 Melbourne Buildings: A Photographic Exhibition Melbourne Buildings: A Photographic Exhibition
A photographic exhibition and celebration of the great architecture of Melbourne, capital city of the State of Victoria, Australia. Melbourne Buildings displays profiles of more than 80 Melbourne buildings constructed between 1850 and 1945, each with recent photographs. Read more..

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 Melbourne Curious Melbourne Curious
For those who are Melbourne Curious... A celebration of the city's architecture, streetscapes, heritage and style Melbourne was once internationally acclaimed for its magnificent architecture and boundless possibilities. Regrettably, many of the most impressive buildings f Read more..

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 Melbourne Glaciarium Melbourne Glaciarium
The Melbourne Glaciarium opened in Melbourne in June 1906, at Southgate near the present Arts Centre and was a full-blown rink capable of International standard skating and ice hockey. This was the first ice arena in Australia and the 3rd-largest rink in the world with an ice Read more..

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 Melbourne GPO | TimeLine Melbourne GPO | TimeLine
Corner of Bourke and Elizabeth Streets, Melbourne. 1838 - 1841 The first Postmaster for Melbourne was appointed in 1838 and the first Post Office was opened on this site in 1841, providing an essential link to ‘home’ (England). 1859 Work commences on the 2 storey Rena Read more..

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 Melbourne Heritage Action Melbourne Heritage Action
Melbourne Heritage Action is your trusted Victorian voice for Historic and Architectural Preservation and Conservation. Melbourne Heritage Action is Melbourne's newest heritage protection advocacy group keeps a constant vigil on our beloved buildings. Melbourne Heritage Ac Read more..

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 Melbourne Urbanist Melbourne Urbanist
The Melbourne Urbanist is a site for discussion about key issues in planning and development, particularly in my city, Melbourne, Australia. If there is a theme to this site, it is that the data should come first and the development of policies should come second, based on an Read more..

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 Melbourne's Tallest Building Melbourne's Tallest Building
A list of the tallest city buildings at different stages in Melbourne's history: 1880 Yorkshire Brewery 8 storeys status : heritage protection but in extremely derelict condition 1888 Fink's Building 43 metres & 10 storeys status : demolished (c1960) 1889 The Au Read more..

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 National Trust of Australia (Victoria) National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
The National Trust is a unique worldwide organisation that is ‘apolitical’ and primarily funded by its members. It speaks out and campaigns for the protection of our heritage; it manages and opens the doors of many significant historic properties and gardens across Victoria. Read more..

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 Nicholas Building Nicholas Building
Today the Nicholas Building is home to Melbourne's Art and Craft culture, dedicated to all the artists, designers, makers and business'. The Nicholas Building was designed by Harry Norris for Alfred Nicholas (Aspro | Invented in Melbourne) influenced by the 'Chicago Style' of Read more..

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 Queen Bee @ Eureka Tower Queen Bee @ Eureka Tower
A must see when in Southbank is the Bee Colony artwork on the side of the Eureka Tower. The Queen Bee was developed by Richard Stringer for a series of studio works in 2003-04. Nonda Katsalidis saw these original sculptures and began the process of finding funding for a lar Read more..

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 Queen Bess Row Queen Bess Row
Queen Bess Row: 72-76 Hotham Street, EAST MELBOURNE Queen Bess Row is architecturally significant as a fine example of the work of the notable architectural firm of Tappin Gilbert and Denneby, who during the 1880s, designed a number of important buildings throughout Victoria. Read more..

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 Royal Melbourne Regiment Drill Hall Royal Melbourne Regiment Drill Hall
The Royal Melbourne Regiment Drill Hall was built for the Regiment in Victoria Street in 1937 to designs prepared by Commonwealth architect George H Hallendal as part of a general improvement in military facilities prior to the Second World War. Hallendal designed most of Vic Read more..

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 Rucker's Mansion Rucker's Mansion
In 1841 William Rucker developed a mansion on the corner of High and Bayview Streets, Northcote, an area we now call Rucker’s Hill. At the time, it was described as "the most expensive country house in the colony". It probably was never occupied by Rucker and became known Read more..

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 Russell's Café Russell's Café
Widely regarded as Melbourne’s oldest residence, Russell's Café stands on the corner of King and LaTrobe Street. Built in 1851, Russell's Café is one of the few remaining buildings from before the goldrush. Russell's Old Corner Shop Have you ever noticed the tiny two-stor Read more..

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 SkyscraperCity Forums SkyscraperCity Forums
An interesting web site [forum] if you are interested in buildings. Local Forums > OZScrapers > Local News, Projects, Construction, Updates and Discussions > Victoria Cityscapes and Skyline Photos Citytalk and Urban Issues Architecture, Urban Planning and Infrastructur Read more..

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 Urban Design Forum (UDF) Urban Design Forum (UDF)
Urban Design Forum (UDF) began in Melbourne in 1986 as a network of enthusiastic and creative people committed to making a significant contribution to improving the functioning and quality of our cities and towns. Its intentions were to be: inclusive, dynamic and influential Read more..

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 Urban Melbourne Urban Melbourne
Observe. Design. Build. Live. Urban Melbourne is an independent source of medium and high density urban projects in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victorian cities. Urban Melbourne fills a void - through its public and open project database - that has existed since the Read more..

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 Victoria Barracks Victoria Barracks
Victoria Barracks was the administrative headquarters for the Australian Army but to ensure the close coordination of the three services necessary to the war effort, the Barracks also became the administrative headquarters of the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air For Read more..

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