Personal Works: commissioned artwork in architecture
Privately commissioned artworks have a long history in architecture and today we are seeing a fresh appetite for wall-work with a more personal touch.
Melbourne School of Design students: Danielle Mileo
Danielle is a current student of the 300-point Master of Architecture program, which is for students who studied a prior degree outside the built environment disciplines (career changers), at Melbourne School of Design (MSD).
Balancing the gender scales: women in architecture
Penny Craswell dives into the gender imbalance in architecture and explores the ways it can be overcome.
Building a place of welcome: the Guesthouse
Dr. Caroline Vains, lecturer and project leader, discusses the Guesthouse – a student project that works to highlight the migrant experience while creating a place of welcome, developed in collaboration with the local migrant community and Christof Mayer of raumlabor.berlin.
Innovative designs: Incubator winners
This year’s Designbuild featured a new and intriguing component – the Incubator competition. Entrants were invited to submit applications for their innovative and exciting products. AR showcases the winners who were of particular interest to the architecture industry.
Melbourne School of Design: Dr Karen Burns
“We have a travelling studio. So the students go overseas and work – from the Galapagos Islands to places in South America. It’s a real opportunity for students to experience what it’s like to work in another culture and have to produce design in that context.” Dr Karen Burns, senior lecturer in Architectural Design at MSD, discusses the school’s architecture course.
Big World Home: like IKEA for houses
“We’re excited to be launching one of the most progressive, socially oriented, community driven housing projects that Australia has ever seen, at a time when new options in affordable housing have never been more vital,” says architect Alexander Symes. The Big World Homes can be built in days using only a hammer and a drill.
Ruyton Girls’ School
The school’s design, by Woods Bagot, follows a model that prioritises natural light, flexible furniture, technology-enabled teaching, and learning spaces for task-based, student-centred flexible learning.
Bijoy Jain’s 2016 MPavilion officially opens in Melbourne
“MPavilion is a space for the people of Melbourne to gather, talk, think and to reflect,” said Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai’s design, at the official opening of the 2016 MPavilion this week.
The Smile puts timber to the test
“I wanted to create something that uses tulipwood CLT in its largest format possible.” The AHEC has collaborated with Alison Brooks Architects, Arup and the London Design Festival to present a giant, cross-laminated tulipwood structure that showcases the true strengths of timber.