Studio 36

Untitled: Art Project Space

Anna Nervegna

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

Studio Description

The studio will explore the architectural design process for generating architectural form and space, including conceptual ideas which manifest in the final architectural experience. The studio will explore a set of tools that can apply to generating ideas and outcomes for a Project Art Space for Melbourne.

The studio shall have a hand on experience of the Buxton Contemporary Gallery and staff who shall act as ‘clients’ for the project and will also demonstrate the ongoing activities for the front and back of house brief requirements for the project.

Untitled: A Project Art Space for Melbourne will provide an inner-city project art space for emerging art practices recognizing the central role of art and design in contemporary life and culture. The Project space shall house a contemporary art program with different gallery spaces for art and digital galleries including associated facilities such as administration, archive, bookstore, workshops, and art studio. A proportion of the classes shall be held at the Buxton Contemporary gallery on Southbank throughout the semester.

Studio Outcomes

The students shall develop a sound understanding of different spatial and graphic techniques designers adopt and how these may communicate ideas and concepts through architectural design. Tests shall develop following site and gallery investigations establishing a design process. The studio shall work in class through class discussions, lectures, and exercises adopting different medium which shall include Research, modelling exercises (physical and digital -Rhino etc). All activities shall be work towards a final professional journal documenting the work including a final presentation layout in addition to a developed verbal and written design statement.

Studio Leader

Anna is a director of Nervegna Reed Architecture, a design office motivated by ideas, brought together through extensive experience from the fields of architecture, academia, film, and the arts. NR Architecture has been recognized with awards for both architecture and film making. The firm’s work has been included in the permanent collection of Griffith University Art Gallery and the Vizard Foundation. Anna’s art practice has been awarded by the Australia Council and the Gertrude Contemporary Art Studio Program where she was also a board member. Nervegna Reed Architecture’s project for the Quakers shall team up with the US artist Cauleen Smith in the Open House Melbourne Built/Unbuilt program in July 2022 @openhousemelb.

Readings & References

  • Richard Serra – Verb List Compilation
  • Hal Foster – The Art Architecture Complex
  • Omar Calabrese – The Neo Baroque Sign of the Times
  • Farshid Moussavi – The Function of Style, The Function of Form
  • Paul Virillio – The Over Exposed City
  • Fosco Lucarelli - Luigi Moretti’s Structure and Sequences of Space (1952)

Schedule Mondays 18:15-21:15 and Thursdays 15:15-18:15
Off-campus Activities [TBC]

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