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Growth industry: Students leading the way in biodesign

Growth industry: Students leading the way in biodesign

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’.

News from the editor’s desk

News from the editor’s desk

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.

Monash Woodside Building: A seamless synthesis of scale, sustainability and sophistication

Monash Woodside Building: A seamless synthesis of scale, sustainability and sophistication

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.

Grimshaw’s methodology for education urbanism

Grimshaw’s methodology for education urbanism

When education buildings are properly integrated into the urban fabric of cities, magic happens. Grimshaw puts the method around that magic.

RUOK? Burnout happens to the best of us, let’s talk about it

RUOK? Burnout happens to the best of us, let’s talk about it

How might we foster a more open, help-seeking culture and create meaningful change around occupational burnout and mental health in the design industry?

6 schools reinventing space to drive wellness

6 schools reinventing space to drive wellness

Can schools be designed to enhance the wellness of their users? Here are six of our favourite spaces that merge education with wellbeing.

Adaptive reuse prevails in 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards

Adaptive reuse prevails in 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards

Just when Australia’s beloved state of Victoria could well do with a ‘good news’ story, the 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards have delivered.

Dramatic Statement: John Wardle Architects’ Caulfield Library, Monash university

Dramatic Statement: John Wardle Architects’ Caulfield Library, Monash university

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.

18 Innovation Walk: From modernist to contemporary at Monash University

18 Innovation Walk: From modernist to contemporary at Monash University

A collaboration between Kosloff Architecture, Callum Morton and Monash Art Projects sees a modernist building reskinned with a contemporary façade.

Uncommon encounters: Design at Monash University promotes innovation and autonomy

Uncommon encounters: Design at Monash University promotes innovation and autonomy

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.

Campus Life: XO Dining By Kosloff Architecture

Campus Life: XO Dining By Kosloff Architecture

Monash University’s XO Dining merges informal learning spaces with social dining to create a space for enriching the student experience and university community.