Messh Up!

Bachelor of Architectural Design
Semester 2, 2017

Studio leader(s)

  • Gingi Engloner
  • Dan Nyandega

highways - railways - water - powerlines

Cities are in constant change. However, there are certain elements in the city that are more rigid while others can be the easy subject of change. Linear elements, such as waterways, roads, rail lines + others which are not clearly visible and tangible, crisscross the urban fabric. They create odd (or potentially interesting) spatial situations at their points of interaction.

The focus of the studio will be on selected points of interaction/intersection of these linear elements. The studio looks at these points as non-static (are they?).

Using staging as the main design tool, how can we re-imagine these points through time?
How does this design process create a more harmonic relationship between adjacent urban fabric and the linear elements? And how does each stage change the envisioned outcome?
What are the intermediary functions/programs of these temporary, malleable urban forms that can evolve to something new by time?

This studio aims to create new architecture typology and programs that are not static but also responds to linear elements which are by themselves subject to change. The expect ed outcome will be a strategic staging plan and a site scale design intervention.

The studio is framed around Select linear corridors in Melbourne.

Semester 2 - Studio 6
Monday + Thursday (1:30 - 4:30)