Friday 27 July 2018
9.00 am – 5.00 pm
39 Burton Street
Darlinghurst Sydney NSW
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PartnersDesign Speaks Conferences 2018
Presenting PartnerHousing Futures
Nicole GreenwellSponsorship and Events
- 8.45am Attendee arrival
- 9.00am Welcome from Katelin Butler, Editor, Houses magazine
Angelo Candalepas, founding director, Candalepas Associates (Sydney)
Alison Von Glinow, founding director, Kwong Von Glinow (Chicago)
- 10.45am Morning tea
Jacqui Alexander, program coordinator at Monash Art Design and Architecture; director, Alexander Sheridan Architecture (Melbourne)
Andy Fergus, urban designer, Nightingale (Melbourne)
- 1.00pm Lunch break
Go Hasegawa, founding director, Go Hasehawa and Associates (Tokyo)
Where to from here?
- 3.45pm Closing comments from Cameron Bruhn, editorial director, Architecture Media
- 4.00pm Closing drinks
- 5.00pm Event concludes
Presented by Jacqui Alexander, Director, Alexander Sheridan Architecture
The Sharing Economy is changing the way we use, understand and access space, and disrupting the social dynamics of the city. One disruptor, home-sharing platform, Airbnb has lowered the barriers to accessing space by developing a framework that enables a global pool of applicants to rent homes on-demand, in shorter increments of time, and at a premium. Practitioner and academic Jacqui Alexander will discuss the challenges and opportunities that Airbnb presents for the future of Australian housing by examining Melbourne as a case study: arguing that in its short lifespan, Airbnb has wrought significant changes at the scale of the room, house, neighbourhood and city. On-demand domesticity is already changing the social fabric of the city – the question now is how to design and plan for it. Through a discussion of emerging domestic mutations identified in suburban Melbourne, in addition to her own speculative architectural experiments, Jacqui will argue that with design and strategic planning, we can minimize the pernicious effects of Airbnb on the city, and leverage its global success to achieve housing innovation locally.
A foray into the neighbourhood scale – Nightingale Village
Presented by Andy Fergus, Urban designer, Nightingale
Drawing upon ongoing research into collective housing projects in Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam and South Holland, Andy has been working with Nightingale Housing and Openwork on the urban design component of the first precinct of apartment scale deliberative development in Australia, in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick. Extending the lessons from critically acclaimed The Commons and Nightingale 1.0, the Nightingale Village provides the first foray of the people oriented housing model into the neighbourhood scale. Seven award-winning architects, some with experience only in small residential projects, have been given the opportunity to each deliver a multi-residential building for the first time, with the added complexity of working together, and within the framework set by an often uncertain planning framework. The project offers an opportunity to reflect on the opportunities and barriers to upscaling deliberative development beyond the individual building, and provides a model for rethinking urban renewal in our rapidly growing cities.