When: Wednesday 17 July 2019, 6.45 for 7:00pm.
Where: Level 1, 187 Grattan St, Energy Transition Hub (Bioinformatics building), Melbourne University, Carlton VIC 3053. Click here for a Google map of the venue and here for a Melbourne University Parkville Campus map to the venue.
Please note: this meeting space is upstairs, so it isn’t wheelchair accessible.
Cost: Free. (A gold coin donation would be appreciated to offset costs.)
Public transport: Trams along Swanston St to ‘Melbourne University/Swanston St’ Stop #1 (Routes 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72) or Bus 402 to Stop#51572 ‘Melbourne University/Grattan St (Carlton)’. Walk to corner of Grattan St and Bouviere St.

Presentation: Jeremy will talk about his experience in designing various ground-breaking projects, including the Commons Project in Brunswick and is now collaborating with other Melbourne architects to deliver the Nightingale project, which is meant to be an open source model led by architects.

Nadine will talk about an autonomous house at Ceres, in country Victoria, being built for Royd Chan. Having 3 young boys, the concept was tailored for a playful architecture but with a contextual and environmental base. The pavilions are designed to emulate the existing boulders on the site. The clustered pavilion concept was deduced to deflect the strong wind turbulence with North exposure maximization. Bringing in nature and some of the existing ruins was an important factor for the project. The scattered stones from the remains of the existing late 1800 house are used as supporting walls for the internal stairs. Greenery and paving take place in the glass connectors between the pavilions along native trees planted in a large planter box.

Speakers: Jeremy McLeod, Director of Breathe Architecture and Nadine Samaha, senior principal architect, level architekture>konstrukt

Jeremy has been the Design Architect for The Commons, Nightingale Project, Collingwood Arts Precinct, DHA Huntley Green, Paramount Hotel, Slack San Francisco and Melbourne, office fit-out – Design Architect. Jeremy is the recipient of the 2016 Leadership in Sustainability Prize at the AIA Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards.

Nadine is a senior principal architect, casual lecturer, environmental and social sustainability advocate based in Melbourne. Level architekture>konstrukt was established 26 years ago to fulfill the need for a comprehensive interdisciplinary service, where design, construction and other disciplines intertwine.

* We recognise and appreciate the assistance of the University of Melbourne Energy Transition Hub in providing the venue for this event.

We hope to see you on the evening.

Chris Moss, Rob Gardner and Peter Wonfor, Melbourne branch committee.

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