For one week in October, Melbourne's CBD will host an exhibition and series of talks analysing the importance of sustainable, small-scale architecture.
Join us at this event and connect with leading architects from around Australia and meet staff and students from RMIT's award-winning Architecture programs.
Green Magazine, in collaboration with MINI, the City of Melbourne and RMIT University, will present MINI LIVING – INVERT, an exhibition and series of talks analysing the importance of sustainable, small-scale architecture.
Events will take place in Melbourne's CBD and RMIT University's Design Hub.
RMIT Design Hub–Exhibition
On display will be a variety of work from RMIT's Master of Architecture students. The work on show was developed within the courses renowned Design Studios.
This is also an opporutnity to explore the award-winning Design Hub which houses degree and postgraduate courses in Architecture and Urban Design.
200 Little Collins Street–Event Site
A brief has been created for the six-by-ten-metre footprint, 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.
Leading and emerging architects from Australia and New Zealand have been invited to submit plans and a 1:20 scale model of the site to explore the design potential presented by unconventional spaces.
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.
Connect with RMIT Architecture staff and students
RMIT's Architecture students led by Associate Lecturer and Industry Fellow Ian Nazareth and Dean of Archiecture and Design 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.
"RMIT: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, 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.
– Associate Lecturer and Industry Fellow Ian Nazareth
Join us at these events and meet staff and students from RMIT's award-winning Architecture programs.