RMIT Design Hub Level 3 Ramp

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Presented by – MINI and Green Magazine in collaboration with the City of Melbourne and RMIT University.

Green Magazine, in collaboration with MINI and the City of Melbourne, is excited to present MINI LIVING – INVERT, an exhibition and series of talks analysing the importance of sustainable, small-scale architecture.

For one week in October, MINI and green will be taking over a small space in Melbourne’s CBD. Green Magazine is currently inviting leading and emerging architects from Australia and New Zealand to submit plans and a 1:20 scale model of the site to explore the design potential presented by unconventional spaces.

A brief has been created for the six-by-ten-metre footprint, which is located at the rear of 200 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. The space will be reimagined as a home suitable for a young family of four.

Given the unique spatial characteristics of the location, the architects must consider construction logistics in their designs. Most important for the harmony of an inner-city home, their designs must also include some kind of garden vegetation.

The chosen models and designs will feature in a one-week exhibition, to be presented alongside a series of talks hosted inside an on-site greenhouse in October.

RMIT Master of Architecture design studio, Volume, led by RMIT Architecture & Urban Design Associate Lecturer-Industry Fellow Ian Nazareth and Professor Martyn Hook will also be participating. A selected project will be featured alongside the work of architectural practices, while other student projects will be concurrently exhibited at the Design Hub.

“Green Magazine has always had an interest in small scale, residential projects and this opportunity will bring together some of our favourite architects working in this space. We hope that the exhibition will provide inspiration to those considering tackling issues of scale, urban sprawl and livability.” – Tamsin O’Neill, Editor Green Magazine

“MINI Living INVERT is an opportunity to interrogate the discourse of small scale living in dense inner urban conditions. It engages with broader issues around the sustainability, adaptability and vitality of the home – these are all critical concerns in the context of the contemporary city. Our interest in the project is to also explore the spatial, cultural and urban identity of residential architectural projects that recognises the domestic as a piece of city-making. Between established design practices and architecture students, MINI Living INVERT is a unique platform and forum for the exchange of ideas through design propositions that speculate about an imminent future, revisiting every aspect of the domestic environment in order to point to a possible, counterfactual city.” – Ian Nazareth, RMIT Architecture & Urban Design.

DATE: Wednesday 4 October, 4pm – Sunday 8 October, 6pm
LOCATION: RMIT Design Hub, Level 3 Ramp
Building 100, Corner Victoria and Swanston Street,
Melbourne, Vic, 3000

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