Assembling Parts to Create Architecture

Australian Institute of Architects - Refuel Victoria lecture series


Monday 30 August, 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Level 3, 41 Exhibition Street


Assembling parts to create architecture is more than prefabrication. It is a design philosophy that stems from details and crafts elements to create a whole. Architects have investigated the concept for over 60 years, but it is only in recent years that the methodology has had the potential to change our industry.
Two pioneering architects come together to discuss their parts based projects, approaches and visions


Chris Barnett: director of Third Skin, presents his SmartSkin construction system, demonstrating that by designing ‘parts’, higher sustainable objectives can be achieved


Nonda Katsalidis: Director and founding member of Fender Katsalidis presents “Little Hero”. A multi-residential project that is designed and assembled using factory constructed