The 2012 university year is in full swing, with approximately ten thousand architecture students enrolled in the sixteen university programs recognized across Australia. In 2011, just over one thousand students graduated from these courses. Here is a sample of the top work from the graduating class of 2011.
University of South Australia – Adrian Kenyon, Master of Architecture
A crematorium is anchored deep within the sandstone escarpment of Barangaroo.
University of Melbourne – Performative Architecture Studio 2011, Master of Architecture
The studio produced an installation that combined parametric geometries of an inflatable structure, computer vision capabilities, self-organizing agent systems, dynamic lighting and generative sound into one interactive performance. pas2011.tumblr.com
University of Newcastle – Warren Haasnoot, Master of Architecture
This proposal for Carrington Wharf investigates the acts of drinking and violence through restoring the historical notion of the site as a place positioned at the edge of society.
University of Canberra – Michael McKeon, Master of Architecture
Plans for a new prime minister’s residence at Stirling Ridge, Yarralumla. The brief demanded a dwelling that reflected contemporary Australian lifestyle, qualities and character.
RMIT University – Joshua Morrin, Master of Architecture
The Cabinet of Large Concerns proposes a new arm of government, for those problems which trouble us most, that intersects the state parliament in Melbourne.
University of Melbourne – Euric Thor, Master of Architecture
Are You on Higher Ground? proposes a multifunction centre for the church and a scaffold tower, which snakes around the facade of the church, to explore the dichotomies of private/public and spiritual/secular.
Curtin University – Aaron Cunningham, Master of Architecture
Infrastructural Landscapes deals with creating a new use for abandoned mine sites through geothermal energy.
University of Tasmania – Gabby Phillips, Master of Architecture
A graduation project from the University of Tasmania.
Charles Darwin University – Nicole Chai, Bachelor of Design
An office building for the tropics.
University of Queensland – Jack Dodgson, Master of Architecture
This Gold Coast Gateway project proposes a mixed-use development and light rail station for Surfers Paradise.
University of Technology, Sydney – Chris Bamborough, Nicholas Malyon, Leonardo Quinones, Oliver Petrie, Master of Architecture
Bondi Hex Station proposes a new train line and station for a speculative Bondi of increased density, providing markets and civic functions for local residents and a new public square that creates an additional focal point to that of the iconic beach.
University of Sydney – Ellen Rosengren-Fowler and Renee Blyth, Master of Architecture
Within the Turbine Hall on Cockatoo Island, an intimate space is created for performances, which can be manipulated into various forms due to the vertical movement of each element.