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Episode 128: Green Magazine - INVERT 2017

This week on ArchiTel Jan Henderson talks with Tamsin O’Neill from Green magazine on the collaboration with MINI and the City of Melbourne. MINI LIVING – INVERTis an exhibition and series of talks analysing the importance of sustainable, small-scale architecture.

On the 4th-8th of October, MINI and Green took over a small space in Melbourne’s CBD. Green magazine invited leading and emerging architects from Australia and New Zealand to submit plans and a 1:20 scale model of the site to explore the design potential presented by unconventional spaces.

A brief was created for the six-by-ten-metre footprint, which is located at the rear of 200 Little Collins Street, Melbourne. The space will be reimagined as a home suitable for a young family of four.

Given the unique spatial characteristics of the location, the architects had to consider construction logistics in their designs. Most important for the harmony of an inner-city home, their designs must also include some kind of garden vegetation.

The chosen models and designs were featured in a one-week exhibition, which was presented alongside a series of talks hosted inside an on-site greenhouse. RMIT Master of Architecture Design Studio students models were also a part of the exhibition.

This weeks story is brought to you by:

Henderson Media Consultants

Host: Jan Henderson Director: Ron Brown Camera Operators: Ron Brown Editor: Andrew Cox

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