The University of Melbourne™'s Melbourne School of Design is a truly inspirational teaching space. The interior is refined, but not overly so. The edges and central elements are experimental and unconventional, the sorts of dramatic influences that stimulate and inform learning. The interior evokes the ideal of a canon, yet offers opportunity for propositional and speculative engagement through the pedagogy and creativity that it encourages. In this way it proposes a different type of interior design canon - one that privileges occupation and experience.
The Melbourne School of the Design for the University of Melbourne creates a new environment for flexible teaching and learning for students, researchers and academic staff that also becomes an educational tool in itself through the considered use of materials and the transparent overlapping of planning and spatial relationships.