Did you know, people working in architecture have a significantly lower-than-average quality of life compared with Australian norms? Byron Kinnaird, a research fellow at Monash University for The Wellbeing of Architects project, reports on some the project’s most startling findings.
In a competition held by K5 Furniture in collaboration with Monash University, students were challenged with a brief of mycelium-based product design. We visit the avant-garde with the exhibition ‘Metanoia’.
Entries for the INDE.Awards close this Thursday, 31 March. Our Indesign editorial lead, Alice Blackwood, gives you the big deadlines and regales you with highlights of the past fortnight in design.
Designed by Grimshaw Architects and built by Lendlease, the highly considered edifice is a transformational facility for the Faculties of Engineering and Information Technology, and an optimistic manifestation of sustainable design in the face of the environmental crisis.
When education buildings are properly integrated into the urban fabric of cities, magic happens. Grimshaw puts the method around that magic.
How might we foster a more open, help-seeking culture and create meaningful change around occupational burnout and mental health in the design industry?
Can schools be designed to enhance the wellness of their users? Here are six of our favourite spaces that merge education with wellbeing.
Just when Australia’s beloved state of Victoria could well do with a ‘good news’ story, the 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards have delivered.
A Brutalist 1970s library building provides the bones for a Renaissance-like redevelopment at Monash University’s Caulfield campus. The outcome is a dynamic hub that serves a complexity of 21st-century needs. “It was about opening the library up to the central village green of the campus and bringing light into the building,” says John Wardle Architects’ Jasmin Williamson.
A collaboration between Kosloff Architecture, Callum Morton and Monash Art Projects sees a modernist building reskinned with a contemporary façade.
A university’s purpose is to encourage students to think differently and act autonomously. In Monash University’s Learning and Teaching Building, it is finally being recognised that the architecture needs to mirror this.