Time for Yourself

With Gyungju Chyon

Rapid technological development compresses our time and space more and more, resulting in increasingly complex and stressful lives. The Time to Yourself studio reflects on the need in our contemporary lifestyle to recuperate mental and physical well-being.

The studio will investigate how people’s lives are driven and affected by both material
and non-material factors such

No connection: Increasing the connectivity of Victorian rural communities

Studio Lecturer: Rober Eales

Guest Lecturer: Simon Lockrey

Research Partner: Victorian Farmer’s Federation

During this studio we will be working with the Victorian Farmer’s Federation and regional communities in Victoria to explore how to overcome the social and economic isolation that comes with low to no Internet access. If we sidestep the idea that the government will fix

Brewing Senses 2012

Gyungju Chyon

Our sensorial experiences with artifacts, food, and the world around us structure and deepen our living experiences. Our senses enable us to experience the world intimately, personally, and singularly.
Focusing on Tea culture from two different places (Japan and UK), students will design ‘experience’ for/around tea engaging the range of tactile, olfactory, gustatory, and auditory senses.

SynAesthesia Design Lab 2012

With Malte Wagenfeld

In Greek synaesthesia translates into ‘union of the senses; syn- (union) and aesthesis (sensation).  In contemporary usage synaesthesia refers to a rare neurological condition in which two or more streams of sensory data interlink or cross resulting in synaestheses; having the sensation of hearing colour, seeing sound, smelling pictures and so on.It can

The Deer Park Project

Parag Anand, Aditi Singh & Robert Eales

Scores of triumphant para-gliders, having just landed, make a spirited dash up narrow pathways flanked by exquisitely carved vernacular houses. A group of very amiable Buddhist monks on their way back to their monasteries make way for this exuberant bunch while the stoic Indian village lady, bent in double

Swipe and Drive Public Car 2012

Simon Curlis , Robert Eales & Soumitri Varadarajan

Keywords: Public Transport | Transport design | Sustainability | Service Design | App Development | CAD digital Sculpting

Imagine a future where you can get off a train and swipe straight into a ‘metro car’ that takes you to your final destination. This is the future public transport network

Around Sound

With Sophie Gaur

Human beings react to sound in various ways. Sounds can excite, soothe, heal or energise, as well as offer a range of emotional, intellectual and physical responses, based on how they are delivered. This studio explores this area of this sensory delivery through the design and construction of objects that either respond to

Furnitecture: Macro furniture / Micro architecture

Ronnie Lacham

Studio FURNITECTURE macro/micro aims to design furniture/architecture for living within a given volume. A studio based on making, both in process and 1:1 scale outcomes.
Using the apartment typology as a ground for speculation, the studio will investigate and develop fresh narratives for habitation. Students will be given a set volume in which they will

Sustainable Bodies and Urban Playgrounds: Movement Based Interaction for an alternative now

Frank Feltham & Jeffrey Hannam

Three key challenges for sustainable living point to a pressing need for rethinking how the designed environment can better support physical health and well-being. With the advent of the compact city, it is anticipated that a large proportion of the Australian population will be living in urban centres in medium-to-high density

CBD North

Studio leader: Wil Campbell

Studio Associates: RMIT University, University of Melbourne, City of Melbourne.

Studio Timetable:
Wednesday 13:30 – 16:30 and Thursday 17:00 – 20:00

CBD North is a visioning project shared by RMIT University, City of Melbourne and the University of Melbourne (UoM). We speculate on the future development of the area between RMIT and UoM. This small district