Geology / Pottery / Typology

Master of Architecture
Semester 1, 2017

Studio leader(s)

This studio is about brick: where it comes from, how it is made and what it is used for.

Over the course of the semester, students will design:

- a catalogue of unusual, esoteric clay parts including bricks, tiles, pipes, pots, gargoyles and arches
- a system of construction with clay parts and a series of building typologies which can be built using it
- a set of beautiful industrial facilities for the manufacture of the bricks including kilns, chimneys, machines and claypits
- a scenario over time which imagines the life of a site from claypit to factory and beyond to a future post-industrial use

The studio will be run alongside a paired studies elective taught by Hannes McNamara in which students will experiment hands on with clay - designing, making and firing bricks, tiles and other clay products in the monash scultpure workshops and at the Austral Brickworks.

Wednesdays 9.30-12.30 and 1.30-4.30