When Melbourne City Council’s Creative Spaces program found vacant ground-floor retail space below a Southbank residential tower, it enlisted Archier to create a transparent, flexible HQ on the leanest of budgets.
What the hell is ‘salon learning’ and how is design responding to this new educational format? Arts West, Melbourne Uni’s riotous new Arts Faculty by ARM and Architectus, reimagines on-campus learning via a landmark building shaped, inside and out, by the philosophy of object based learning.
Sure, making grand architectural statements is great, but for Nest Architecture’s Emilio Fuscaldo the transformative power of design lies in small gestures that come from asking revealing questions.
Designed by ARM Architecture and Architectus, the University of Melbourne Arts West showcases object-based-learning in a cleverly playful, richly decorative, digitally integrated ‘cabinet of curiosities’.
Assumed long-distance relationships were a recipe for heartache and angst? Clearly you haven’t met Australian graphic designers Craig & Karl; collaborating across the world with brands like Apple and Chanel – and all remotely!
For Nest Architecture’s Emilio Fuscaldo the transformative power of deslgn often lies in small gestures prompted by searching questions.
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