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Melbourne interiors transformed into wearable architecture

The next generation of Melbourne architects and designers from Monash University will unveil 11 unique works inspired by iconic Melbourne interiors at MPavilion on Saturday 14 November.

Melbourne interiors transformed into wearable architecture


November 10th, 2015

Following 2014’s ‘Wearing the city’ project that focused on iconic Melbourne exteriors, a new group of talented Monash University Art, Design and Architecture (MADA) students will reveal wearable architecture inspired by 11 historic and contemporary interiors, including the NGV Great Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral, Shrine of Remembrance additions, and NAB Docklands.

This year, MADA lecturers, Miriam Borcherdt and Cate Hall have worked with the group of Architecture and Fine Art students. Miriam said the students had worked with the architects to translate the interiors into wearable forms, developing their own interpretations of the buildings.

“The students have developed interesting responses to the interiors with their proposed designs. The project engages with architectural form at the scale of the body and provides interdisciplinary challenges. It is also an exciting opportunity for the students to be involved in such a public event,” she says. “The students have been experimenting with a range of both rigid and pliable materials that consider scale, proportion, and the body’s movement.”


Naomi Milgrom AO of Naomi Milgrom Foundation said she is delighted to be hosting the Monash University Art, Design and Architecture student’s Wearing the City event at MPavilion. “The event is a fantastic showcase for celebrating the imaginative design minds of Melbourne’s next generation of architects and designers,” she says.

The designs will be exhibited at MPavilion on Saturday 14 November from 5pm-7pm, and will be judged by a panel from various disciplines, with a winner announced that night.

Photographs by Matthew Stanton












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