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living urban studio at the MSD.
This semester we are teaching again – a group of 16 students in the Masters of Architecture at the Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne.
Previously in 2012-2013 we taught an urban school studio, located in Fishermens Bend and located on a site that later became the award-winning South Melbourne Primary School by Hayball architects.
Continuing our practice research on cities, this semester our studio is ‘living urban’.
Our focus is on;
- design as research and experimentation
- making better urban environments
- fostering community
- improving higher density housing
- creative sustainability
Why an urban living studio? Population growth and migration of people to major centres makes urban living a necessity.
But higher density living is not just a necessity
Higher density living allows:
improved access to services
diversity of population
entertainment and hospitality options
shared facilites and ameinites
potential for more sustainable
lifestyle and developments