Friday, March 28, 2008

Monash Architecture School

This project for Monash University is to house a new architecture department within the Faculty of Art and Design, due for commencement in 2008. The spaces comprise flexible design studios, academic and research offices, administration and meeting rooms, a CAD/CAM laboratory and a series of informal areas for students and staff.

The design developed as an exploration of pedagogical scenarios specific to the study of architecture. These scenarios, translated as varied sectional conditions, are inscribed in the circulation zones of the plan through a series of faceted walls that loft from one scenario to another.

Constructed of hard-wearing rubber sheet and bulletin-board for the display and presentation of student work, these walls also simultaneously function as bench seat, work bench, model stand or projection screen. Photos of the project's up-to-date progress is shown.

Location: Caulfield Campus, Melbourne
Type: Institutional Fitout
Size: 1200 sq m
Status: Under construction
Design: WSH
Design Team: Steve Hatzellis, Andrew Simpson, Owen West, Stephan Bekhor, Dennis Prior, Eugene An, Ellie Farrell, Olena Demyanenko
Collaborators: Dirk Anderson of UFO
Client: Monash University
Project Manager: Sylvia Hadjiantoniou
Advisors: Professor Andrew Benjamin and Karen Burns
Services: Murchie Consulting
Acoustics: Marshall Day
DDA: Blythe-Sanderson
Structural: T.D. & C.

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