MDS - west facade - with recycled facade from collins street (architect Joseph Reed 1856)

MDS - west facade - with recycled facade from collins street (architect Joseph Reed 1856)

MELBOURNE SCHOOL OF DESIGN retains the facade of the Joseph Reed building.  It was originally built in 1856 and situated on Collins Street.  In the 1930's the facade was transported to this site - an example of "facadism".

MELBOURNE SCHOOL OF DESIGN retains the facade of the Joseph Reed building. It was originally built in 1856 and situated on Collins Street. In the 1930's the facade was transported to this site - an example of "facadism".

MDS - north facade and courtyard - credit: Peter Bennetts

MDS - north facade and courtyard - credit: Peter Bennetts

The Bank of New South Wales was designed in 1856 by the noted architect Joseph Reed.

The Bank of New South Wales was designed in 1856 by the noted architect Joseph Reed.

The Bank of New South Wales was designed in 1856 by the noted architect Joseph Reed.  The facade in it's historical context.

The Bank of New South Wales was designed in 1856 by the noted architect Joseph Reed. The facade in it's historical context.

MDS - east facade - credit peter bennetts

MDS - east facade - credit peter bennetts

MDS - east facade - steps used as social area (morning sun)

Melbourne School of Design

MDS - south facade - No sunshading is required on this facade, there are plentiful windows and varied.  At the base of the building is the curved window, allowing solar access to the basement areas.

Melbourne School of Design

MDS - south facade - No sunshading is required on this facade, there are plentiful windows and varied. At the base of the building is the curved window, allowing solar access to the basement areas.


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Old Commerce Building, University of Melbourne. Built 1941. Incorporated facade of 150s bank of NSW from Collins Street. Became part of Architecture school then dem for new architecture building in 2012, keeping old facade.

Old Commerce Building, University of Melbourne. Built 1941. Incorporated facade of 150s bank of NSW from Collins Street. Became part of Architecture school then dem for new architecture building in 2012, keeping old facade.

NADAAA's winning design for university of melbourne

NADAAA's winning design for university of melbourne

Melbourne School of Design unveiled | ArchitectureAU

Melbourne School of Design unveiled | ArchitectureAU

New Faculty of Architecture @ University of Melbourne by John Wardle Architects + NADAAA (Boston)

New Faculty of Architecture @ University of Melbourne by John Wardle Architects + NADAAA (Boston)

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, designed by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration | Architect Magazine | Education Projects, Curtain Walls, Daylighting, Architects, Architecture, Building Science, Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH, Nader Tehrani, Atrium, Massachusetts

Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, designed by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration | Architect Magazine | Education Projects, Curtain Walls, Daylighting, Architects, Architecture, Building Science, Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH, Nader Tehrani, Atrium, Massachusetts

The concrete panels of the south facade are interrupted by windows into the lab and studio spaces.

The concrete panels of the south facade are interrupted by windows into the lab and studio spaces.

On the basement level, acoustic wallcovering helps control sound in the area outside the main auditorium, seen through the blue glass. Concrete and ductwork are left exposed throughout the structure.

On the basement level, acoustic wallcovering helps control sound in the area outside the main auditorium, seen through the blue glass. Concrete and ductwork are left exposed throughout the structure.

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