Nhap Luu is a Zen Buddhist Mediation Retreat.
Located In Beaufort in Western Victoria, the retreat currently only has the facilities to accommodate a handful of nuns and monks at one time. The community is growing so a Dormitory has been planned to accommodate visiting public as well as more visiting monks.
Due to the remote location and the limitations of Budget. A Simple building design has been proposed that is able to expand as the community does.
Pavlova Studio looks at generative algorithms and rulesets that form unexpected results.
Students are encouraged to take risk and to delay their latent desire to control outcomes through, but to explore
They must manage top-down strategic decision making processes as a curatorial methodology in combination with tactical responses to adjusting
components and the rulesets that order their compositions.
In this framework, the intent is to seek new relational frameworks for interventions aid in the critique of the context of the site,
which was the whitebox-gallery of the Lyons House museum.
Projects were also critiqued through lenses outside of the generative outputs, such as effects induced by introducing
performative, relational qualities and fictional filters
in the attempt to not make these not additive layers, but setting up a relational framework for design that
enhances a critical response to context and human behaviour.
This is an integral ecology of design process.
Students do the project in an intense 5 week cycle.
Students undertaking the project in their 3rd cycle also look at tectonics and material behaviour associated with executing their projects
at 1:1 scale using methods such as folding, casting & draping.
This competition entry focussed on forging a new coastline for an Adelaide suburban beach, to bring built form in closer proximity to the beach
in order to create greater potential for public activity and commerce to co-exist, and create a sense of enclosure and shade much needed in this
unusually sparce normality, with the intent of breaking the monotonous straight lined beach typology of suburban Adelaide.
The jetty, once a thriving hub of activity, a pool and a new public building, in addition the existing city blocks provide the figure for which the
landscape reacts against.
Here are five versions of the villa savoye as larger individual images.
And here is them all together!