The East Asian Collection of the University of Melbourne Libraries holds
a very strong collection of Japanese architecture resources. This subject
guide aims to locate these resources to support the research and teaching
activities in related areas. It covers reference materials, Japanese printed
and electronic architectural resources. In addition to library resources,
this page contains students works of Asian Architecture 2B which were supervised
by Dr. Qinghua Guo in the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning,
the University of Melbourne.
Architecture Resources in the East Asian Library
Japanese Architecture Resources
Asian Architecture Student Works ( Faculty of Architecture Building
and Planning, the University of Melbourne)
Japanese Architecture resources at the
East Asian Library
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Architecture of Japan (General Works) - Class number 6520-6529
Architectural Design - Class number 6540-49
Architectural Decoration - Class number 6550-6559
Landscape Gardening - Class number 6580-6599
Special classes of architecture - Class number 6560-6579
houses (chashitsu) - 茶室 Class number 6876
Architecture of different localities
Drawings, paintings and perspectives
Internet Japanese Architecture Resources
Contains information on primarily Kansai (Western Japan). Tea room
and sukiya-style architecture, castles, domestic housing, machiya, measurements
used in Japanese architecture and temples.
The development of Japanese architecture. Also has links to Buddhist
and Shinto architecture information.
A large number of castle images, and an interview with Tadao Ando,
one of Japan's most famous architects.
Part of The Institute of Asian Culture and Visual Arts, the website
contains the article “Metaphor: Representing the Unrepresentable in Contemporary
Japanese Architecture”. Includes photos and pictures.
Containing information of The Leo Masuda Architectonic Research Office,
includes links to brief information and photos of individual shrines, temples
and various significant architectural designs in Kyoto.
Includes links to information about traditional Japanese houses, castles,
buildings, traditional Japanese architecture, architecture in Kansai (Western
Japan) and ritual architecture.
The website contains photographs of Asia's architectural heritage,
and includes over 7500 photos from 17 different countries. Also included
is background information and virtual tours. Contains links to temples,
castles, shrines and districts from Kobe, Kyoto, Nara and Tokyo.
Includes information and photos about garden designs and plans, particularly
garden bridges, rock, tea, water and zen gardens.
Photos and links to some of Japan's famous gardens.
The Institute of Asian Culture and Visual Arts website, containing
the article “The Transfigure Landscape: Japanese Garden Design Through
Fourteen Centuries”. It includes sections on respect for cosmic forces,
representation of landscape, engagement of meaning, key elements of a Japanese
garden, key garden types and examples and a reading list.
East Asian Architecture Student Works
(Course: Asian Architecture B; Lecturer: Dr. Qinghua Guo, Faculty of Architecture
Building and Planning, the University of Melbourne)