The Local Quarter
The Great Australian Backyard. The Verandah. The Street.
Where will these aspects of the Australian residential community be in five, ten, twenty years?
This thesis is an exploration into the social, cultural and architectural qualities of Australian living and challenges how they should be translated into the urban fabric of Melbourne. The rich historical context of our city and its overseas architecture is the perfect opportunity to investigate and revive a form of vernacular architecture within the multi residential typology. This residence “The Local Quarter” typifies this belief that Australian architecture should be intrinsically linked with its historical context, the culture of the city, as well as its future inhabitants .