— Across three stages students will explore the contemporary phenomena that construct, perpetuate and challenge residential projects.
A Domestic Site: Through one of four environments (Rural, Fringe, Suburban or Urban) students will speculate on a set of contemporary phenomena that effectively transform a piece of land into a domestic site. Here we will develop theoretical positions and establish a contextual framework for the design to come.
A Soft Focus on Domestic Things: Here students will immerse themselves in contemporary architectural reference - critically exploring the housing typologies, programs and architectural elements that construct or challenge the way we live in and around domestic environments.
A Garden and a House: Here students will design a house and a garden that reflect the research conducted in stages 1 and 2. The project presented will teeter between philosophical prompt and speculative, yet refined architectural proposal, challenging preconceived notions of house, home, garden and domesticity in the contemporary context.