MSD BACK ON BUSTLER

Posted on October 28th, 2015 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Melbourne School of Design, Press

We are reminiscing this week about how the JWA/NADAAA partnership won the Melbourne School of Design project — back on Bustler!

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MSD in Metropolis Education Issue

Posted on September 30th, 2015 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Melbourne School of Design, Academic, Press

In this month’s special schools issue of METROPOLIS — Samuel Medina explores the innovative pedagogical approach of the Melbourne School of Design.

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“Lined with timber, the space acts as a social condenser for all of the school’s 3,000 students, who, buzzing back and forth beneath the wood-and-glass coffered ceiling, unconsciously enact MSD’s pedagogical model […]

At MSD, the horizontal datum of the studio is transposed vertically and arrayed along the thickened corridors ringing the atrium. These are free work zones that carry studio activity upward, carved-out spaces for spontaneous encounters and rapid-fire collaborative sessions. They are kitted out with ‘hot desks’ that jostle their way over the lip of the floor plate and are held in place by a thin, liminal mesh and shiny folded stainless-steel railings that just say ‘zoom’.”

-Samuel Medina

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MSD wins Aussie Timber Award!

Posted on September 21st, 2015 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Melbourne School of Design, Awards

The Australian Timber Design Awards jury selected the Melbourne School of Design as the overall winner this year. The MSD was also a finalist in the sustainability category. See the other winners here.

“Judges were effusive in their praise for the manner in which the timber framed and lined building envelope [of the hanging studio] is suspended from two of the overhead LVL beams… The selection and working of the timbers shows exceptional understanding of the material and lends warmth to the complex structural design.”

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MSD Shorlisted for Australian Architecture Award

Posted on September 18th, 2015 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Melbourne School of Design, Awards

The Melbourne School of Design is vying for the Daryl Jackson Award for Educational Architecture as part of the Australian Institute of Architects annual awards program. See all the shortlisted projects here. Winners will be announced on November 5th.

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MSD shortlisted for Structural Award

Posted on August 10th, 2015 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Melbourne School of Design, Awards

The annual Institution of Structural Engineers awards program has announced their shortlist which includes the Melbourne School of Design! See all the shortlisted entries here.

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This Building Absorbs People

Posted on July 21st, 2015 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Melbourne School of Design, Events

As part of The City of Melbourne’s Nite Art 2015, Liquid Architecture will be hosting ‘This Building Absorbs People’ a collection of performance art pieces to be scattered throughout the Melbourne School of Design.

The opening event is July 23rd from 6pm-10pm and is FREE and open to the public

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I spy with my little eye

Posted on July 16th, 2015 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Melbourne School of Design, Awards

MSD on display

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MSD featured in Oculus

Posted on July 10th, 2015 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Melbourne School of Design, Awards, Press

The Melbourne School of Design recently won a 2015 AIANY Design Award and is now featured in their summer issue of Oculus.

“Very much about teaching architecture in every detail. Complex and compelling, visually and programmatically. A maniacal project in the best sense, obsessively crafted.”

– 2015 AIANY Jury

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MSD has won the Marion Mahoney Award

Posted on July 7th, 2015 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Melbourne School of Design, Awards

The Melbourne School of Design has won the Marion Mahoney Award for Interior Architecture as well as the Architecture Award in the Education Category in the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards through the Australian Institute of Architects.

See all the winners here.

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MSD on the 2015 World Architecture Festival Shortlist

Posted on June 24th, 2015 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _Melbourne School of Design, Awards

The Melbourne School of Design has been shortlisted to win an award at this year’s World Architecure Festival which will take place this November in Singapore.

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