About the MSD Building (Videos and Photographs)
A new home for the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
A living learning building, the site has been an educational tool since 2010, with a myriad of exhibitions, touring opportunities, photo-documentation and studio activity around the site. The design of the building facilitates collaborative interdisciplinary engagement and the critical exploration of complex built environment issues. The unique transparency of the space supports the vision of a pedagogical building. Exposed materials and structures, such as the underside of the Y-Stairs, give insight into construction techniques and fabrication. Features such as the steel mesh balustrade and open top gallery allow for sight-lines and transparency between levels. Embedded in the design is a commitment to sustainability and green architecture.
The Melbourne School of Design building has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Design - Education Design v1 rating by the Green Building Council of Australia and is the first education facility to be awarded the maximum 10 Green Star innovation credits.
Episode 1: June 2013
Episode 2: October 2013
Episode 3: May 2014
Episode 4: September 2014
Episode 5: December 2015
View from: Redmond Barry Building
View from: Masson Road
View from: Raymond Priestley Building
View inside: Atrium
View inside: Japanese Room