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MAIN ENTRANCE

RECREATIONAL AREA

OFFICE SPACES

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VOLUMETRIC BREAKDOWN

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Symbiotic Decay

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CAVE SECTION

CAVE SECTION

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BASKETBALL COURT 9500M

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SKYLIGHT

CIRCULATION

PROGRAM MODULE

SWIMMING POOL + LOUNGE

SUPERMARKET 2300M

SWIMMING POOL 1500M

OUTCOME

SUBTRACTION

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BASKETBALL COURT + NOMADIC WORKSPACE

COMBINED

Symbiotic decay questions the fate of buildings which have reached the end of its service life, looking for a method to prolong occupancy through the study of cave formation. Using the ICI house as a testing ground as it stands as a symbol of progress, modernity, efficiency and corporate power in post-war Melbourne. This project looks at preservation not through the rejection of material aging and maintaining the object as the artifact, but rather as an operative device through appropriation of work spaces which are better suited for contemporary life and work styles.

FUTSAL COURT 4700M

BOWLING ALLEY 1200M

SHIFT IN PROGRAMMATIC USE

SKATEPARK 1000M

THEATRE 900M

PAST Companies used to occupy majority of the building. Utilising the stacked floor plates to maximise floor area for offices on each floor. At times using this as a way of dividing different departments in the company

Using the process of erosion as a device to create a series of new spaces with a perspective for the future. To fabricate a perspective that can eventually be free from the influence exerted by a number of issues that tend to limit thinking of space and using space within a specific area. Taking advantage of the qualities extrapolated from cave formation and using it as a method to negotiate an array of diverse working spaces and communal areas. The overall process and outcome has a poetic gesture of giving life through a series of decaying and erosion thus resulting in a symbiotic decay.

THEATRE + WORKSHOP SPACE

AMPHITEATRE 600M

WORKSHOP 254M

APARTMENTS 165M (average)

RETAIL 154M

PRESENT SKIN AS SPATIAL NEGOTIATOR

Shift in the way we work, having multiple companies occupy the whole building, sometimes the floor itself. Requires a more diverse programmatic distribution to suit the needs of current day and age

Using the skin as a way of introducing spatial difference through various thicknesses for privacy, sun shading properties and circulatory oppurtunities 1

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TYPICAL OFFICE LAYOUT

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COMMUNAL

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Amphitheatre

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1. Private Meeting Room 2. Nomadic Workspace 3. Communal Meeting Area

RETAIL + COMMUNAL MEETING GROUNDS

Booths

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Mezzanine Workspace

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PRIVATE

1 Enclosed Meeting Area

Discussion Booth

Personal Workspace

Shared Quiet Workspace

1. Communal Work Table 2. Amphitheatre 3. Intergrated Stairs

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Profile for RMIT Architecture

RMIT Architecture & Urban Design Major Project Catalogue Semester 1 2018  

RMIT Architecture & Urban Design Major Project Catalogue Semester 1 2018