INTA2102: First Year final studio presentations

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 in Teaching
INTA2102: First Year final studio presentations

Congratulations to the First Year students for completing their final design studio presentations for INTA2102 on Wednesday. You’ve come a long way since you first started in the degree at the beginning of the year. There was lots of good work evidenced in the presentations.          

BIA 2nd and 3rd year students learn about acoustics through industry presentation

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 in Industry, Teaching
BIA 2nd and 3rd year students learn about acoustics through industry presentation

Recently 2nd and 3rd year students were given the opportunity to attend a series of Industry presentations on Acoustics hosted by Zenith Interiors. Daniel Verlooven of BuzziSpace gave the students and Industry professionals an historical and evolutionary perspective of acoustics testing methods and its importance in open plan office design before launching into “What Is […]

Award for BIA staff member Iva Durakovic

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 in Industry, Teaching
Award for BIA staff member Iva Durakovic

Congratulations to Geyer and BIA Associate Lecturer Iva Durakovic  on the ‘Silver Winner Interior Design – Corporate’ category of the 2016 Melbourne City Design Awards. Iva was the Project Designer for the Westpac Melbourne headquarters. The BIA has had a long and continued relationship with the international design practice of Geyer, with many of our […]

SJB Scholarship for BIA(Hons) students: applications opening shortly

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 in Industry, Teaching
SJB Scholarship for BIA(Hons) students: applications opening shortly

SJB, a leading built environment practice who are renowned for their work in architecture, interior design, planning and urban design, have established a scholarship with both UNSW Built Environment and The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.   Above: SJB redesigned two floors of The Light Brigade Hotel, an art deco inspired […]

Brand Works: Guest lecture INTA2402 + 2302

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 in Industry, Teaching
Brand Works: Guest lecture INTA2402 + 2302

On Monday August 8, 3rd and 4th year BIA students received a guest lecture by the award-winning design/strategy firm of Brand Works. http://www.brand-works.com.au/ Based in Melbourne, founders Eleena and Michael Tan presented the firm’s approach to broad-based design service and strategy provision. Their work ranges from strategic development of brand identity through to interior design […]

Site visit for INTA2102: Articulate

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 in Teaching
Site visit for INTA2102: Articulate

Session 2 is well underway and INTA2102 ‘Articulate’ undertook a site visit for their studio project. The studio is led by Ms Samantha Donnelly. INTA2102 Articulate will be exploring the idea of dwelling in a waterfront building. The students will design a studio / living space for themselves to inhabit. Their designs will reveal what […]

Session 1 Exhibition

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 in Events, Teaching
Session 1 Exhibition

At the BIA we celebrate the achievement of our students with an exhibition at the end of every session. Session 1 2016 once again saw a great collection of student projects and numerous prizes and awards. We congratulate all the prize winners across the years. The exhibitions are held in the Red Centre Gallery and the […]

BIA staff travels – Dr Laurence Kimmel

Posted on Aug 1, 2016 in Art & Design, Industry, Research, Teaching
BIA staff travels – Dr Laurence Kimmel

During the mid-session break Dr Laurence Kimmel traveled to Europe to see the 15th Architectural Biennale in Venice, Italy and other sites of interest. http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/ Here are some of the highlights of her trip from Paris, Venice and Le Havre. Also in Paris – at the Cité de l’Architecture is  ‘The Universalists’, an exhibition on Portuguese […]

Exhibition of 2nd Year (INTA2201) work at the Italian Forum, Leichhardt.

Posted on Jul 29, 2016 in Events, Teaching
Exhibition of 2nd Year (INTA2201) work at the Italian Forum, Leichhardt.

The BIA is committed to demonstrating that interiors are agents of positive change within our cities. Our studio projects have strong community and outreach focus. Session 1 of 2016 saw the second-year studio INTA2201 led by Samantha Donnelly. The project was located in the Italian Focum in Leichhardt and investigated ways of utilising vacant retail […]

INTA 2171 Interior Technics 1: Assemblage student projects

Posted on May 6, 2016 in Teaching
INTA 2171 Interior Technics 1: Assemblage student projects

Technic 1 enables students to explore and gain an understanding of the basic assembly and materiality of built form, with a direct emphasis on design intent, sustainable design and real work situations. The first set of exercises is based around Peter Zumthor’s Bruder Klaus Field Kappelle. The Bruder Klaus Field Kappelle’s construction method is unique […]

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