Edge Condition - A love note to the moments in the buildings of Monash Caulfield. Exploring the edge condition: responds to our Public Art Strategy vision statement; ‘...celebrating the vision of creativity, Monash creative campus revival shall re-inspire a confidence of space’. By extracting parts of the physical boundaries through the removal of facade conditions, we are able to display the activities/programs and everyday moments that happen in the University. In addition, the extraction includes a metal coloured mesh. Focusing on the process of extraction becomes an act of public art and where? what? and how much? Is the main focus in this project.

Levels of edge conditions - Designed to challenge the boundaries of the building

CUTOUT BUILDING B:Full cut out of material; faces of building and levels, includes a visible rough edge, mesh integrated over the top, over time crumbles and decays
SURFACE CUT BUILDING G:Cut out facade material, the mesh is set back into the building into classroom space, has a visible rough edge
EXTENSION BUILDING J:Clean cut out facade material, mesh sits over the building and extends past the cut out facade, impacting other parts of the building
FLUSH BUILDING F:Cut out facade material with mesh sitting flush with the building, simple/predictable
PIERCING CUT BUILDING H:No cut out, mesh is interrogated within the facade of the building, only parts taken are the holes made to add mesh

Edge Conditions - Building B

Axo and Section of Building B : Where we take from, considers which part of the building programs we want to expose. I have deciphered this by looking closely at the floor plans of each building level. What I extract from the buildings is detained by what that building in particular is made up of. How much of the building is taken is explored by the various edge conditions I have mapped out. They range from the most amount of removed material to the least amount of material removed.The levels of edge conditions (EC), I have each designed to challenge the boundaries of the building. In the case of building B there is a full cut out.

Internal image of Building B

What is left after this level of extraction will remain raw. The corner of Building B becomes a celebration of the act of cutting away material and the rough and unpolished nature of the edge condition, looks to defy the crisp neatness that is nearly always associated with good architecture. This edge condition does two things; it allows us to visibly see the inner workings of the wall structure when we are in the building, and two, from the outside looking up we can see the activities and programs taking place in these spaces.
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