In this studio, students learn core professional spatial design skills through interrogating the concept of inhabitation.
Based on the concept of the “IKEA hack”, this studio pairs students and creative professionals from the fields of spatial design, graphics, art, textiles and furniture making to develop innovative designs for their complex needs. Students create these designs through the experimental assemblage of IKEA products and construct functioning prototypes for exhibition and display.
This project is hypothetically sited in Susannah Place house museum in The Rocks, Sydney. Consisting of four Georgian terraces, Susannah Place bears the traces of almost 150 years of continuous occupation from over 100 families and craftsman including potters, dressmakers, carpenters, labourers and brewers. Students research the relationships between material history, interior space and inhabitation to suggest their approach to the re-use of this site for the needs of future creative spaces.
BASEMENT KITCHEN, 58 GLOUCESTER STREET, SUSANNAH PLACE MUSEUM
A-Z MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCE