designing for inhabitation

August 13, 2013



I was brought on board this year to document the first year MADA Interior Architecture students ‘Designing for Inhabitation ‘ installations. I have photographed the last two years of MADA Architecture students Cardboard play spaces installations at Artplay. Both are incredible first year projects really showcasing the talents and inventiveness of the first year/ first semester students. It’s a great practical project for the students to think about utilising basic materials and techniques that can be applied and explored. This was a really inspiring installation to photograph.

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A brief description of the studio by tutor Matthew Bird:

“‘Designing for Inhabitation’ – Over a four week period First-Year MADA Interior Architecture students focused on proposing and physically crafting complex design-make installations within various interior locations on the Monash University Caulfield campus. In six groups students responded to a design brief asking them to iteratively construct an interactive and ‘inhabitable’ spatial intervention. Materials were limited to rope, various fabrics, miscellaneous fixing items and existing studio furniture.
Tutors Jane Caught, Matthew Bird & Michael Spooner. Assistant tutors: Allie Mactier, Holly White & Alina Dain.”

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