Studio 27


Kristen Wang, Amos Dahlitz, and Andrew Hayes

This studio is available to students enrolled in ABPL90142 Studio C, ABPL90143 Studio D, and ABPL90115 Studio E.

Studio Description

Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach are three coastal suburbs located about 30 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. A $3 billion upgrade along the Melbourne Frankston train line is underway as part of the Victorian Government's Level Crossing Removal Project, and Studio CONNECT takes this opportunity to further investigate mobility in the 21st century.

Students are challenged to propose new local train stations to improve the infrastructure of Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach precincts with the aims

  • To connect central Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula
  • To connect urban and landscape
  • To connect future development and historic background
  • To connect the human and the built environment

Students will also be asked to consider the different speed of transportation mode and hence its different types of connectivity from a bottom-up design approach.

Studio Outcomes

During the first half of the semester, students will undertake a variety of researches and design exercises on the urban and social-cultural fabric of Edithvale, Chelsea and Bonbeach to establish their conceptual positions of the found issue(s). In the second phase, students will choose one station to develop their design proposal iteratively as shaped by their early investigations.

Architectural orthographic drawings and different representation techniques lay a keystone in the studio. Students will also learn to design with different scale and establish a rigorous design process as aligning with architecture practice.

A number of presentations and workshops will be carried out throughout the semester from both Cox Architecture and professional consultants to bring students with more insightful expertise to their design projects.

Studio Leader

ANDREW HAYES is the director at Cox Architecture and has designed, led and delivered numerous award-winning and highly regarded projects across a wide range of sectors. He is committed to creating built environments that emerge from rich and meaningful ideas – developed from an understanding of place, culture and history. As a celebrated design leader, Andy generates a united vision and passion for the projects he works on. He has demonstrated a drive to create built environments that are cherished by those who inhabit them and endure the test of time.

AMOS DAHLITZ is a Senior Project Architect at COX Architecture and has contributed to the design and delivery of a number of award winning projects across sports, education and cultural sectors. Amos is passionate about creating considered and enduring architectural responses specific to the landscapes in which they lay, and sensitive to the social and cultural sensitivities of place. With a passion for materiality, craft and construction, Amos has a strong technical knowledge and is an experienced advocate of collaborative design to achieve outstanding architectural outcomes.

KRISTEN WANG is the Senior Tutor of M.Arch CDE Design Studios. After studying in the UK and working in Japan, Kristen completed her Master of Architecture at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne with first-class honours and she has been working and teaching at the Melbourne School of Design since 2018. In addition to her multi-award winning project, Re.Bean Coffee Stool, Kristen has a wide range of interests including architectural theory, contextual design, digital fabrication and functional art practice. Kristen is also currently working at Cox Architecture Melbourne Office.

Readings & References

  • Jensen, Ole B., and Ditte Bendix Lanng. 2017. Mobilities Design : Urban Designs for Mobile Situations. Changing Mobilities.
  • Thorne, Martha. 2001. Modern Trains and Splendid Stations : Architecture, Design and Rail Travel for the Twenty-First Century.
  • Transport Spaces : A Pictorial Review. 1999. International Spaces Series. Images Pub. Group.
  • Level Crossing Removal Project
  • Carrum Station, Melbourne, Australia by Cox Architecture
  • Southern Cross Station, Melbourne, Australia by Grimshaw Architects
  • Craigieburn Bypass, Melbourne, Australia by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer + Taylor Cullity Lethlean
  • Hungerburg Station, Innsbruck, Austria by Zaha Hadid Architects

Schedule Wednesdays 18:15-21:15, Fridays 13:00-16:00

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