Jan 31, 2020
MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0.
MINI is proud to collaborate with Green Magazine for the third time and develop
novel residential concepts for urban living.
MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0 is about creative use of space focusing on developing residential concepts for urban living. The previous two iterations have challenged our understandings of how and where we live in urban environments, and MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0 continues this legacy. This year we focus on laneways.
In more recent times, laneways have been used mostly for rear access to properties. Architects, however, see the potential of unused land on many blocks and the appeal of opening out to laneways. These underutilised corridors present solutions to pressing issues of housing affordability and land regeneration, as well as unique opportunities for community building and sustainable mobility.
With this in mind, green magazine invited established and emerging Australian architects to respond to a hypothetical brief to design an independent dwelling on a piece of land carved from a suburban Melbourne block. Architects will also create 1:20 scale models of their designs.
RMIT Masters of Architecture students will also take part in MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0. Their submissions exhibited alongside the architects.