Technology - Interior Detailing

ARCH 1096

Image from Monovisions

Image from Monovisions


Tutor: Daniel Seyd
Schedule: Wednesdays 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: TBC

Students are asked to design & document a mobile retail environment, which pays tribute to and communicates the ethos and aspirations of an Aesop store without the display of a single physical product.

Subverting existing retail scenarios, students will create their own relocatable / demountable Aesop brand experience based around a specific site yet able to be transported & set up in multiple locations. Students are expected to express the philosophy & aesthetic of the brand experience through material expression and technical prowess. Students will respond and pitch as you would to a real client.

Engaging in hands on practical exploration will enable a thorough investigation of material & digital technology, exposing students to the latest industry developments & creating propositions that seek to address a rapidly evolving market as well as generational change.

Image by Dave Smith

Image by Dave Smith


Tutor: Dave Smith
Schedule: Wednesdays 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: TBC

Students are asked to design and detail an architectural installation to exhibit a collection of objects. Located within the public space of Fitzroy Gardens, students will need to consider site, scale and ergonomics to develop a proposal appropriate for the objects being exhibited.

The design will need to appropriately display the selected objects within a public context. The design will need to ask the following /What type of display is required, are displays to be enclosed, do the objects require protection from the weather? /How do the public engage with the displays, are viewing heights ergonomic, are the displays relevant to the objects, do the displays reinforce the narrative of the collection? /How is the display situated within the site, are they freestanding individual displays, do they collectively form an architectural pavilion? The design response will thereafter be further developed through material investigation and the development of detailing. Students will be asked to investigate this through a combination of drawing and model making.

This development will be used to inform a detailed drawing package aimed at communicating the proposal to the client and exhibition contractor. The drawing package will need to include scaled drawings, relevant details and the specification of finishes & fixtures. All drawings and schedules will need to include revision numbers and issue dates, all accompanied with a drawing register.

Microbial Home by Philips Design 

Microbial Home by Philips Design 


Tutor: Linda Raimondo
Schedule: Wednesdays  9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: TBC

This project asks students to re-invent the kitchen.  Students will design a modular island that can be re-positioned into any home.

Some of the issues that will be tackled in this subject are:

+ Looking into sustainable and practical materials.
+ Designing an island that pushes ourselves to re-think domestic appliances and how we consume energy.
+ Designing a compact kitchen which is functional and spurs innovation.

This subject will focus on hand drawing, model making and 3D modelling in the first half of the semester. The second half of the semester will primarily involve using CAD to document the proposed design.

Pentridge Prison image from the Herald Sun 

Pentridge Prison image from the Herald Sun 


Tutor: Luca Lana ~ League
Schedule: Wednesdays 9:30am - 12:30pm
Location: TBC

Dr Michael Hamel-Green, social sciences professor at the College of Arts at Victoria University Melbourne former inmate of Pentridge has approached League Projects for a sculpture commemorating those imprisoned for acts of civil disobedience against injustice, war, and discrimination.

Once notorious institution Pentridge Prison is now home to a new suburb with proposed shopping centres and deluxe hotel. Little known to many was the plight of conscientious objectors imprisoned for resisting conscription for the Vietnam war and people imprisoned just for being homosexual. No Monument will ask participants gather research document and build models for an anti-monument proposed for the Pentridge Prison site. Participants will look at precedents such as the work of Maya Lin, Peter Eisenman and local examples Tunnerminnerwait, Maulboyheenner memorial and anti-monument by Sibling Architecture.

Participants are invited to participate in an exhibition potentially presenting works and stakeholders including Council members.


Anti monuments/Heritage/Jeremy Bentham/Public art/Critical spatial practice

Learning Outcomes:

  • Documentation and technical skills for public art scaled works
  • Produce material and replica models for a public exhibition of works at Chamber Gallery
Plum Village Mindfulness Practice Centre

Plum Village Mindfulness Practice Centre


Tutor: Tim Sullivan
Schedule: Wednesday 9:30 - 12:30
Location: TBC

Nhap Luu is a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist Monastery in Beaufort, Western Victoria. You will be designing a real world project for the Sisters of Nhap Luu. They need a new commercial kitchen and dining area that can expand from 20 seats to around 200.

The sisters meditate while they eat, so you will be designing, detailing and documenting a dining room like no other. Not only does it have to perform as a kitchen and dining hall, it has to facilitate mindfulness and inner peace.

Techniques you will learn:

Honing a brief
Site analysis
Designing for function and the sublime
Investigation of planning and regulatory processes
Preparing a complete planning set
Lodging a planning permit
Plus: mindfulness meditation techniques that will help you get through design school and

Please Note:

This class includes a field trip to Nhap Luu Monastery in Beaufort. Date TBA. Beaufort is a two hour drive/train. You will need to make your own way there . It will be an option to camp overnight (recommended). The sisters will feed and accommodate us, and in their tradition a donation to the Monastery is appropriate. As a guide around $50 is generous