Studio + Residence, Vaughan Springs

Black, R and Black, M 2008, Studio + Residence, Vaughan Springs, (Creative Work : Design/architecture).


Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

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Title Studio + Residence, Vaughan Springs
Author(s) Black, R
Black, M
Year 2008
Type of work Design/architecture
Outlet Abundant: Australian Pavilion, 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale,Venice, Italy
Dates 14 September - 23 November 2008
Medium Architectural digital design
Size/Duration 1 work
Summary "Invitation by Professor Matthias Ludwig, May 2003, to present a public lecture, Transitory Architecture, Faculty of Architecture + Design, Hochshule Wismar, Germany.

May 2003, Invited to direct a one week intensive design studio at Faculty of Architectu RESEARCH BACKGROUND
This house and studio examines the architectural opportunities of living lightly on the landscape. It considers a field of scholarship that values site knowledge and its impact on the design process. It also examines the impact of dynamic processes and events of inhabitation. The design responds to the site, in a small rural town of Vaughan Springs in Central Victoria.

RESEARCH CONTRIBUTION
Site knowledge is generated through on-site and off-site operations. Here, the studio and residence by Richard Black occupies the edge of a terrace carved from the ground. It is a small building in a big landscape featuring remnant walls and fragments of infrastructure - debris from the gold mining period - that are scattered throughout the region. The west-facing wall is modelled at a larger scale, reflecting conceptual concerns for time and duration. Its monolithic appearance responds to the scale of the landscape, while its geometry has been sculpted to catch afternoon sunlight. The architectural design of the project is seen as a process that mediates between the transitory elements of a place and a work, evolving throughout its lifetime to create a unique architectural response.

RESEARCH SIGNIFICANCE
The research featured in a public lecture titled Transitory Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture + Design, Hochshule Wismar, Germany, 2003 and also influenced an accompanying one-week intensive design studio at that Faculty. The lecture was presented to the public at the Institute für Raumgestaltung und Entwurfen, Leopold Franzen University Innsbruck, Austria. It influenced Black's invitation as Visiting Professor at Innsbruck in 2007. The studio/residence model was exhibited in Abundant at the Australian Pavilion Venice, 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale, 2008 and featured in the accompanying AIA publication."
Subject Architectural Design
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