This studio will seek to develop an urban design strategy that is realised through smaller scale architectural and landscape projects, responding to the immediate conditions of an infrastructure easement and its surrounds. This will be a strategy that can be used to approach other unused/ easement spaces in the suburbs.
Through a streamlined process of measuring, photographing, and carefully mapping the varying conditions and interfaces, students will be required to produce detailed site drawings of the specific allocated site along a significant pipe reserve in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne, stretching from Reservoir to Coburg North. Exploring the well of local knowledge, students will be required to tap into the cultural and historical understanding of place to help inform a series of site specific esquises. Students will then be asked to produce a number of scaled sectional models that describe these conditions and test a number of possible design responses exploring different typologies and program types.