Launched just last week, the UrbanCollective Modular Building Design Challenge 2012, open to all architects, engineers, designers and students – individually or in groups, challenges participants to design a contemporary modular home. throughout the world. The competition aims to further dialogue within the design community and build interest about prefabrication and modular design but also to create contemporary and affordable modular designs to aid in combating the widely discussed housing affordability crisis in Australia. Submissions close April 20th and the winner will be awarded $2,000.00USD in cash. For more information, please visit here.
Architects: Durbach Block Jaggers – Neil Durbach, Camilla Block, Lisa Le Van
Location: Sydney, Australia
Landscape Architect: Sue Barnsley Design
Structural consultant: Simpson Design Associates
Floor Area: 3,500 sqm
Site Area: 950 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Brett Boardman, Durbach Block Architects
Architecture Foundation Australia will be presenting the Blue Mountains Architecture Master Class, a residential studio based one week program being held with Rick Joy in the Blue Mountains Australia with Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury.
The program will be a studio based design ‘charette’, undertaken in small groups, for a project (yet to be determined), on a site within walking distance of the venue. Suggested themes include the exploration of architectural strategies that can moderate between the permeation of the external envelope in Australian coastal architecture and how this might confront more harsh climates and locations. The design program will be supported by talks from the ‘masters’ and on-going tutorial support during the week. All the ‘masters’ will stay with the participants at the venue – Jemby Ringa Lodge at Blackheath, 600 meters from spectacular Evans Lookout. The program will culminate in presentations and crits on the last Friday. More information on the program after the break.
Architects: Draw [de Manincor Russell Architecture Workshop]
Location: Broadway, Ultimo, Sydney, Australia
Client: University of Technology, Sydney [UTS]
Project Team: Adam Russell, John de Manincor, Fransisco Layson, Raffaello Rosselli, Nick Sargent, Chris Steinbach, Leisa Tough, Lorraine Yip, Zana Wright
Collaborators: Kann Finch Group (Collaborating Architects)
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Brett Boardman