Applications open for Robin Boyd Design Studio 11 with John Wardle
12 Oct 2016
Continuing on from the success of previous studios, the next Robin Boyd Foundation Walsh Street Design Studio - Studio 11 Quality City Housing - will investigate and explore the urban ramifications of future multi-residential development in Melbourne. A proposed CBD fringe development by the City of Melbourne will form the physical context for our investigations and design project.
Through our intensive design studio format, students will engage in critical analysis of the key pressures and constraints of such a project, and develop sophisticated, suggestive, and perhaps experimental, high density housing concepts.
The future of our city and the world, rests substantially on how and where we will live. Housing design is a big part of that future. This is the scale of inquiry, and the level of importance students undertaking the studio will need to consider.
With many poor quality housing developments now filling Melbourne’s skyline, many of which are unsuitable for family life, this studio is an opportunity for students to critically assess the issues, research the history, and re-think the nature, of future housing in the city.
With John Wardle as the Guest Studio Master, Richard Stampton as Studio Leader, client representatives and a number of highly qualified guest critics and presenters, the studio at Walsh Street will give students a rare opportunity to learn from, and participate in, the design process and ideas behind a significant housing project.
This design studio, to be held from Sunday 27 November to Friday 2 December, has been developed in collaboration with the City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne.
Find out more and apply here.
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