In this studio we wanted architecture to engage with the everyday.
Mess: Everyday Babylon was about suburban ecology, dispersed networks, people, diversity, social and material flows and filters – not just architectural aesthetics. Students endeavoured to participate with, respond to and create messy reality, very different from their previous studio experiences. With the use of iterative visions, diagrams and images, re-visioning a sustainable future became about listening and speaking, imagining, proposing and positively critiquing norms, while remembering to answer the big question: how do we get there?
Building Blocks 2032
Rethinking the suburban block for an active community.
Frontyard Productive Gardens
Increasing neighbourhood interaction and food security by bringing veggie gardening out the front.
Olsen Place Transport Interchange
Designing public space & public transport to increase informal social interaction.
Bringing the shops and amenities into the heart of the neighbourhood.
Sowing the Seed
Sharing backyards: increase community connection along with food production.