butterpaper.com is run by Peter Johns, a Melbourne architect (2000-2016) and web developer (2001-). The Butter Paper web practice has been in business from 2002-2005 and 2010 ongoing. Opinions on this website do not represent opinions of this practice.
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, and mentioning small items of news discovered in the print press.
Butter Paper grew to thousands of links and blog posts in many categories, vainly attempting to provide a library of some architectural sites in the australasian region. This free architects directory is in the process of being reduced but is still being maintained. Australian and New Zealand architectural practices are welcome to apply for a listing via email, but as this is a voluntary effort don’t expect anything to happen quickly. Listings are at my discretion and no reasons will be given for listing or not listing a practice.
The site has an ever-changing format as it is always being tweaked in some way. It has served as a bit of a lab for webby experiments but more recently I’m just trying to keep its rathr old infrastructure functioning. This site is always in development and should always be considered BETA. Please point out errors found on your travels.
Butter Paper welcomes any feedback, propositions, articles, news, coffee. Anything really.
This website was accepting internet advertising before Google and social media destroyed the market. Posts on this website are generally independent and unsponsored. If a post promotes a sponsor, this will be noted explicitly.
The public forum (now closed but accessible) may contain tersely worded references to various architects and firms by anonymous opinionated users. It was given a relatively free reign until things began to get out of hand in around 2010. While I try to keep an eye on things and edit where I think it is required, some items have probably slip through the net. If you feel something goes a little too far, please email the site with the name of the post and the offending phrase. I’ll then have a look at it. The request will carry a lot more weight if it is from the person or entity mentioned.
Butterpaper is eternally grateful to the labours of the open source community responsible for much of the nuts and bolts of the site. These include the Textpattern content management system , Lussumo’s Vanilla forum , Simplepie RSS integration , MySQLand Mariadb databases, and the PHP server-side scripting language. Not to mention the many add-ons and plugins that have helped to customise the site. Thanks also to the crew at Ilisys web hosting between 2002 and 2014, and to Micron21 since 2021.
Thanks for your visit.
Peter Johns, 2022
by Peter 04.06.12
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