m3architecture adds pop art graphics to brutalist UQ school of architecture in australia
 
m3architecture adds pop art graphics to brutalist UQ school of architecture in australia m3architecture adds pop art graphics to brutalist UQ school of architecture in australia
aug 22, 2016

m3architecture adds pop art graphics to brutalist UQ school of architecture in australia

 

m3architecture has painted a series of bold pop art patterns within the interior of the uq school of architecture in australia. the brutalist building built in 1974 by nutter stevenson and partners – is used as a training ground for aspiring architects and practitioners. the studio were invited to transform the existing framework by adding a lick of paint to run down areas, which would to some effect present a new visual language for the college.

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the renovation was completed on the second level of the building, designed to be used as a flexible studio, lecture and seminar space. the bold colours and patterns follow the shape of the interior, highlighting structural points in a fun and playful fashion. the designs are reminiscent of the supergraphics of the 1970s, which responds to the era in which the college was constructed.

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the designs are reminiscent of the supergraphics of the 1970s

 

 

 

m3architecture drew upon an existing mural by pancho guedes, which tells a story of chance meetings, shared ideas and joy. the studio built upon these themes, by developing a new flexible layout. uq dean of architecture and head of school professor sandra kaji-o’grady says that the ‘students have quickly taken to the social space, moving the furniture around for different events, and we are seeing greater ease in the connections being made between academics, architects and students.’ the firm has now been invited to translate these graphics onto the top floor of the building, creating a unified overall identity for college.

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the studio developed a new flexible layout

m3 architecture uq school of architecture designboom

uq school of architecture
m3architecture drew upon an existing mural by pancho guedes

uq school of architecture

uq school of architecture
bold colours and patterns follow the shape of the interior

uq school of architecture

uq school of architecture
 the brutalist building was built in 1974 by nutter stevenson and partners

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