A New Normal: New suburban street typology

A New Normal: New suburban street typology

Presented by Presented by NMBW Architecture Studio. Monash's Practice Professor Nigel Bertram established NMBW Architecture Studio in Melbourne with Marika Neustupny and Lucinda McLean in 1997.

The image is of a typical suburban cul-de-sac – that has changed its local transport system. The property owners negotiated to close their no-through road to everyday traffic and install a shared carport at the entrance of the street – a max. 200m from the other-end of the street. This simple act – and small personal behavioural change – frees up enormous real estate for other uses – real estate that can be put-to-use for cultural and environmental production.

This event is part of A New Normal, a project led by Finding Infinity that challenges Melbourne to become an entirely self-sufficient city. This is explored through a series of installations and talks by Melbourne’s leading architects and designers in a former office building at 130 Collins Street.

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.