Framed around the question of what is the changing role of public buildings in our contemporary society?, the studio will interrogate this question through the design of three public buildings in three different locations; inner city, middle suburban, and outer regional.
Students will choose a particular public building type: Library, Swimming Pool or Market and spend the first six weeks, researching this type through designing schemes in each of the three specified locations, building a broad understanding of the varied and changing roles of these types of buildings across a number of geographic locations.
In the second half of semester, students will choose one scheme to develop for the remainder of the semester. It is expected that each student will be developing a unique proposition to the research question, towards final architectural projects that are culturally connected, socially aware, ecoligically sensitive and ultimately, spatially and techtonically resolved.
Master of Architecture Final Design Research Studio
Ross Brewin + Diego Ramirez-Lovering
+ joined on an occasional basis by Chris Kelly of Architecture Workshop from Wellington, New Zealand