Mini Living - INVERT
MINI LIVING - INVERT has officially commenced. The 14 models are currently on display in a
glasshouse on the site of the design brief in Melbourne’s CBD.
WHAT - MINI LIVING - INVERT EXHIBITION
WHEN - 4-8 OCTOBER
WHERE - 200 Little Collins StreET
ENTRY VIA via Russell Place
The architects have embraced, challenged and explored the MINI LIVING - INVERT brief, which
was to create a home for a family of four on a six-by-ten-metre site. For example, panovscott’s
House of Houses design provides a home not only for a family, but constructs defined ecosystems that support specific plant and animal life.
Austin Maynard Architects have approached the brief with similar creativity. Their design consists
of prefabricated modules that serve as “incremental building blocks” that can be added or removed to suit the family’s evolving needs.
David Luck Architecture has also delivered a luminary small-scale design characterised by intriguing features. This design is surrounded by plant life; 130 individual grasses and shrubs make up its striking exterior façade.
Botanic design studio, Loose Leaf have designed an installation for the glass house to soften
the urban, built environment of Melbourne’s CBD with a natural touch. Marrying built and natural
landscapes is a core value of the INVERT brief.
A design by Samuel Kakkoufas has been selected from the RMIT Master of Architecture Design
Studio students’ entries, to be shown at the INVERT site. Green magazine would like to applaud
and congratulate all RMIT students involved on the high calibre of their work. Their models will
be shown in a concurrent exhibition at RMIT’s Design Hub from 4-8 October.
Tamsin O’Neill, editor of green magazine, is thrilled that MINI LIVING - INVERT has arrived,
saying “the exhibition has exceeded our expectations. The thought-provoking ideas behind the
designs, the interpretation of the site and the workmanship of each model is exceptional.”
Here is the list of the Architecture practices exhibiting the models:
David Luck Architecture
Austin Maynard Architects
David Vernon Architect
Dreamer Edition Office
RMIT architecture student Samuel Kakkoufas