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About the MSD Building (Videos and Photographs)


A new home for the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning


A living learning building, the site has been an educational tool since 2010, with a myriad of exhibitions, touring opportunities, photo-documentation and studio activity around the site. The design of the building facilitates collaborative interdisciplinary engagement and the critical exploration of complex built environment issues. The unique transparency of the space supports the vision of a pedagogical building. Exposed materials and structures, such as the underside of the Y-Stairs, give insight into construction techniques and fabrication. Features such as the steel mesh balustrade and open top gallery allow for sight-lines and transparency between levels. Embedded in the design is a commitment to sustainability and green architecture.

The Melbourne School of Design building has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Design - Education Design v1 rating by the Green Building Council of Australia and is the first education facility to be awarded the maximum 10 Green Star innovation credits.

Episode 1: June 2013

Episode 2: October 2013

Episode 3: May 2014

Episode 4: September 2014

Episode 5: December 2015

View from: Redmond Barry Building 
January 2013 - June 2014

View from: Masson Road
January 2013 - June 2014

View from: Raymond Priestley Building
January 2013 - June 2014

View inside: Atrium
May - July 2014

View inside: Japanese Room
May - June 2014




Timelapse videos

Time lapse videos of the construction process are available here

Building videos

Film crew:

Gillian McTigue

Michael Wilkins

Simon Elchlepp

James Rafferty

Building Blog

View the Building Blog here