Melbourne School of Design

‘Designer / Maker’ was a Design Studio run by Tomoya & Co. in collaboration with markowitzdesign for the Univeristy of Melbourne‘s Master of Architecture program.

The studio investigated the relationship between designing and making by encouraging students to engage with the physical elements of architectural realisation, and investigate the implications on their design process. Students were tasked with not only designing, but also building an intervention at 1:1 scale. The studio gave students the rare opportunity to see their conceptual designs realised and used in reality, but also forced them to consider how their conceptual design will be realised down to structure, joinery and finishes and required the consideration of real-world factors such as assembly, budget, timing and detail resolution.


‘The Ribbon’ designed and made by Adrian Beltran, Renee Jacovides, Therese Wallooppillai, Si Zhen Wong:

‘The Parasite’ designed and made by Amor Connors, James Goh, Michael Mack, Sihang Yang:

‘Cardboard Bench’ designed and made by Mia Chen, Hui Li, Alice Liu, Penghong Lu:

‘2028’ designed and made by Michelle Chang, Fady Ghabbour, Muzhi Ji, Thomas Jones: