poster dissection


the poster is 1682mmX1189mm
the large scale enables readings from various levels
reading levels can be divided in 3
- first level / impression viewable  from 6 to 3 meters, information is symbols greater than 30cm

- second level- viewable  from 3 to 2 meters, information is symbols greater than 5cm
third level / information - 2-1m view, symbols of 1cm become viewable.
forth level / fine detail- 1m-20cm, symbols of 2mm become viewable.

what images/symbols/text will be on my poster?

1.first level / Impression Message
 -Hero Image

  • information
  • building system - not just one building
  • modular
  • growing -aneXing

2.second level = Main Message- state of the art comes standard
- subtitles/ slogans - pushes the ethical position/ identity
   -mass production - human power - reuse
- diagrams of the important characteristics
-anatomy of the system
-process of construction
-information requires the connection of 3-4 neatly grouped symbols

  • Information 

  • ·        Modular Prefab building system

    ·        Communal super service structure - structure and services in 3d Grid

    ·        Flatpack - human scale – easy cheap transport

    o       Reduce reliance on cranes & trucks

    o       Affordable

    o       Human empowered

    ·        Plug’n’play components - Easy install – no specialists needed - no skilled labour required 
    ·        Client/user choice

2. third level = Secondary message- unique beyond standards
 -information requires the connection of multiple symbols which may be separated and referenced or connected by call-out arrows
-detailed renderings of individual dwellings,
  -standalone (walk around) -low density, 1-3 stories

  -row house (walk to) -medium density, 2-3 stories
  -parasites (walk via) -increasing medium density, 1-6 stories attached` to another structure

  -dense mix (walk up/lift assist) -high density. 6 stories

  • information

  • ·        Affordable and extendable - mass production

    ·        Density variable

    ·        Location variable

    ·        Narrative driven form - user generated outcome

    ·        Zone rules create community patterns

    ·        Users interact via catalogue/ store

    ·        Reusable –Interchangeable prefab components

    ·        Easy recycling

4.Forth level Sub messages- standards for all

- subliminal messages, artifact placement

- information is implied through depiction of theoretically a lined products and well known cultural symbols.
- gives a sense of realism and living inhabitants to the representations. e.g. grafiti, bikes, trailers, green walls, wind turbines, solar panels, water tanks, signs of degeneration (DEATH), signs of life (lights, flags, stickers, posters, birds, drama, trash, rubbish, ware & tear, obstructions)

  • information

  • ·        Expanding the client base of architecture
    ·        Architect as a broadcaster 
    ·      Integrated two way networks – water and power harvesting
    .     new building materials - hemp 
    ·        Most houses are not designed by architects
    ·        Houses usually overcrowded and under-utilised 
    ·        Normal buildings go to landfill


aneX diagrams

aneX network

aneX structure

aneX yourself

flat pack life


Bells Beach Modular House

"Bells Beach Modular House
Design Philosophy
The Bells Beach Modular House is a prototype of our exciting prefab concept. All building materials adhere to a strict 300mm module such as 1200mm windows, 600mm internal floor pavers, 1200mm external steel cladding and 2400mm strawboard internal wall lining. This allowed use of standard-size off-the-shelf materials, lowering cost and minimising material wastage.

It is a linear house, oriented to capture the northern sun for maximum passive solar gain. The robust form blocks cold south-westerly winter winds but opens up to capture cool southerly summer breezes. The rusty red Cor-ten cladding reflects the red cliffs of the Surf Coast and requires no maintenance in this harsh environment. The building is raised off the ground to take advantage of the 360-degree views of the sea and countryside."
-thanks to zenarchitects
via busyboo.com

“1K” (1 room + a kitchen)

"Many apartments in Tokyo take this form - the so-called “1K” (1 room + a kitchen)"
thanks pingmag.jp

New York City's 10,000+ street vendors ; Making Policy Public

"As part of Making Policy Public, Candy collaborated with The Street Vendor Project and the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) to research, compile, and design this guide to street vending in New York City."
check it out thanks to candychang


Callum Morton

Callum Morton
Motormouth 2002
Architecture is the medium of Morton’s work. His models go beyond the architecture. The architecture becomes a symbol upon which wider sensations can be realised. The content of his work is the way in which the viewer observes and responds to his installations. The subversion Morton achieves is bringing highways into the galleries. Out of scale and out of context the audience relates to Morton’s work in ways which are impossible in reality.
image thanks to www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/?p=8969

‘The Meeting Place’ by ASPECT Studios

Taking what is already there and making it more relevant, it becomes important and is valued. His ‘the meeting place’ in Sydney 2009 does just that. Interactions which previously would never have occurred become the focus in this new space. the space makes its inhabitants more relevant to each other. In an inspiring way individuals become conscious of themselves, observing values in themselves which may have previously been invisible.
thanks to thegrafikmuseum
more at lanewaysbygeorge.com.au



Word or Pdf on CD, labelled with the name of the essay, the students name and number. Wednesday 18th November, by 11 am

An illustrated 2500 words essay
• a synopsis of the theoretical aspects of their Final Year project
• references to source ideas and propositions, to architectural concepts and their theoretical underpinnings
• connections with and/or counterpoint the propositions articulated by one or more of the speakers in the Guest Series
  •  Students may choose to present a manifesto.
  • They may alternatively present a critique or critical analysis in the manner of an architectural theorist, a third party

Assessment Criteria

• Insight and analysis into the design
• Understanding of the history of the idea(s) explored
• Familiarity with the theoretical position of the chosen Speaker(s)
• Contrast and/or confluence with Speaker(s) position
self realization and honesty of the journey to a personal theoretical position.


neesonmurcutt - zacs house - 2009

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"The house is positioned against the rear and side boundaries, consolidating a useful garden area overlooking a pre-existing tennis court. The project utilises robust materials, largely in their raw state, to achieve an economical yet beautiful house. The single storey dwelling, almost imperceptible to its neighbours, is a complying development, realised without the need for lengthy planning approvals."
neesonmurcutt - zacs house - 2009
Again Neeson Mercutt have displayed the possibilities of the design in multiplicity. the multiple diagrams accentuate the design decisions they have made such as building to the boundary on three sides of the house. there "potential for increased urban density" image shows various arrangements the house could form to create more dense suburbs. the different arrangements rely on increasing deviation from our normal suburban situation and in turn increase in density. Common boundaries are increased until the last diagram where gardens become communal spaces.

neeson murcutt - Five Dock House 2006

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five dock house 2006

"The 2007 RAIA Wilkinson Award winning house sits as a wedge along the southern boundary. The strategy creates a series of north-facing internal rooms, each with a corresponding garden room, and engages the whole of the site, also activating gardens front and back. The house is spatially diverse internally - an unexpectedly generous family room, intimate dining room, cosy independent lounge - thereby economically accommodating family requirements." neeson murcutt - Five Dock House 2006

The building is seen in a process. its neighbors and the previous building conditions are part of this process (note adjacent building heights). the next step they develop is demonstration of how the design could be replicated on the neighboring properties. rather than displaying a building in the round which is the usual fetish for hero shots, objectifying the building. neeson mercutt have displayed their building surrounded by the same building. this shifts the focus from the object to the systems which inhabit the design. to me this is what is important, to create a functioning system. the neighbor hood system allows for human & car access to each property and  sunlight to the out door & living spaces. diversity and beauty are what can follow  in a harmonious system. there is a respect between the homes allowing for each others needs.

Neeson Murcutt - think-brick-2007

think brick 2007

think brick 2007
think brick 2007
"Winner of the 2007 Think Brick Competition, our proposal was a housing model for ‘empty-nesters' and ‘new-nesters' that addressed housing affordability, housing choice and issues of social interaction, on a recycled suburban site -that of our Five Dock House. The proposal triples the density with three 125m2 two bedroom houses (equivalent area to an average sized terrace) positioned along the boundary opening to a north-east orientation. We propose the medium density low-rise development of existing large suburban lots in well serviced areas, an important way of providing greater suburban density, making suburban lifestyle sustainable."

Thanks to Neeson Mercutt

The home is developed beyond the single dwelling, it becomes a neighborhood scale. they have thought about how the houses would impact on each other, work together and provide diversity.