This student project is a response to Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station Design Competition, which seeks to reinvigorate significant areas of the current station to allow better commuting, increase public spaces and commercial opportunities. The aim was to present a strong masterplan that featured dynamic architectural interventions responding to the cultural, historical and social context of the site.
The design process began from an experiential site exploration which uncovered the dominance of surveillance, an aspect that was further extorted and explored. From this, a masterplan design was formed from the objectives of allowing architecture to express its authority against the public.
It posed a dynamic response to the current station design that lacks direction and purpose. The exploration of varying scales in movement, space and density also lead to the mathematical notion of ‘fractals’. Through geometric and visual analysis, the masterplan aimed to offer a unique combination of spaces that capture the experiential elements of public space and surveillance.
The Valley Crawler :: Collaborative Communications Project, 2012
Joint effort with a colleague in developing a narrative space set in the vast landscape of the Blue Mountains. A highly conceptual and futuristic architectural language was developed and this became the form of a timeless ‘landscaper’.