Adapturbia

Tutor:
Adam Russell
Semester:
Spring 2012

Sydney’s long neglected suburbs are experiencing renewed pressure to densify and intensify. The ”Adapturbia” studio introduces the architect as a catalytic and transformative thinker in this context. Specifically, the studio asks “How relevant can the architect be in anticipating, understanding, manipulating, subverting and transforming existing and future conditions in the suburbs?” In response to this question the studio will re-imagine the single lot suburban subdivision and its nuclear home. Research will speculate on the future of the suburb as students proceed through archetypal housing analysis, innovative prototypes and finally, the development and reiterative testing of their own housing typologies. [Image credit: Mega Block by Brooke Jackson, Adapturbia 2011]