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An evolving (sub)urbanism – uncovering spatial potentials in Melbourne’s residential fabric for future development

thesis
posted on 01.07.2020 by LEE-ANNE KHOR
This thesis argues that Melbourne’s suburbs could better adapt to changing environmental and social needs if residential areas were considered with the same level of spatial complexity as more urbanised centres. By shifting the typical frame of spatial inquiry from the private dwelling to the thresholds in between dwellings, the research examines the lived qualities of contemporary suburbs at a collective level. Design speculations investigate how the assembly of semi-public spaces in residential areas could amplify a range of social economies (identified through the spatial analysis) as catalysts for ongoing transformations, revealing new design possibilities in an evolving (sub)urbanism.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Shane Murray

Additional supervisor 1

Ari Seligmann

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

Architecture

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Exports

Exports