The Student category reviews conceptual projects by students of architecture and design who are currently attending or have just completed a course at a recognised University or College.
Arcade Street, Melanie Modafferi
University: University of Melbourne
Arcade Street is a conceptual project, based within the inner-city suburb of Footscray, Melbourne. The complex comprises of several buildings each containing a cluster of apartments that form a unique community. Each individual building is rendered in a different colour giving each community its own distinct personality. Spots of colour from adjacent buildings are carried through to smaller architectural components including doors and lighting alcoves, this acts in visually tying the building together.
The Dulux colours Terra Tone, Show Business and Light Rice Quarter were used in response to the current use of colour within the existing community in Footscray. Colour was also used in response to Melbourne’s high-rise social housing models that are arguably bland, homogenous and devoid of any liveliness or fun. In this instance, colour has been used to add vibrancy to an architectural typology that is commonly seen as dull and character-less.