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'Nine Quarter City' is a design studio project conducted by first year students in the Bachelor of Design in Architecture at the University of Sydney. The project advances the themes of assemblage and transformation that were introduced in first semester, but with greater emphasis on the generation of a single architectural proposal in a complex urban context. It commences at an urban scale. A 'generic city' of strict geometry has been fused with 9 actual cities (Dubrovnik, Madrid, Isfahan, Tunis, Tokyo, Bern, Venice, Jerusalem and New York) to create 9 distinct 'quarters' which are nevertheless woven into an overall urban order that is stabilized by two major diagonal axes, one water and one land.

Each studio group of 16 students is allocated a different 'quarter' of the city comprising 16 adjacent blocks. A figure-ground plan (built form represented as black, and open space as white) has been created and serves as the basis for the initial tasks undertaken as a 'conversation' with the other members of the group. Students are charged with elaborating on the basic plan, deciding on a range of buildings that their quarter of the city needs, then deciding on a specific program for their allocated city block and developing a concrete architectural proposal for one building on this block.

The work is seen as a series of transformations based on an understanding that all architecture (including one's own) is constituted by other architecture, which one appropriates, reconfigures, transforms, and makes one's own.

The project is conducted as a series of related exercises with an emphasis on practical experimentation. The work is drawn together into a final presentation, comprising a well-crafted model and one A1 sheet of drawings of an exhibition standard.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 123
PreviewIssue DateTitleAuthor(s)
postcard.jpg.jpg26-Oct-2009DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Elina Brunning>Brunning, Elina; Architecture & Allied Arts
Postcard.jpg.jpg26-Oct-2009DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Andrew Whiteman>Whiteman, Andrew; Architecture & Allied Arts
DESA1002_2008_City Plan.jpg.jpg24-Feb-2009DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Ross Anderson> - Unit CoordinatorAnderson, Ross; Architecture & Allied Arts
picture.jpg.jpg24-Feb-2009DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Felicity Cain>Cain, Felicity; Architecture & Allied Arts
postcard image.jpg.jpg25-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Alicia Vickers>Vickers, Alicia Ciara; Architecture & Allied Arts
Postcard.jpg.jpg25-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Michelle Rohan>Rohan, Michelle; Architecture & Allied Arts
postcard to upload.jpg.jpg19-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Catherine Turnbull>Turnbull, Catherine; Architecture & Allied Arts
model2.JPG.jpg19-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Jia Ying PENG>Peng, Jia Ying; Architecture & Allied Arts
model2.jpg.jpg19-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Anna Wu>Wu, Anna; Architecture & Allied Arts
model1.JPG.jpg19-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Maxim Hutton>Hutton, Maxim; Architecture & Allied Arts
19-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Felicity King>King, Felicity; Architecture & Allied Arts
19-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Adeline Wang>Wang, Adeline; Architecture & Allied Arts
Model 2.jpg.jpg19-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Ying Wang>Wang, Ying; Architecture & Allied Arts
Model1.jpg.jpg19-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Phoebe Chapman>Chapman, Phoebe; Architecture & Allied Arts
FINAL FINAL PRESENTATION.jpg.jpg19-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Ben Selke>Selke, Ben; Architecture & Allied Arts
IMG_7637.JPG.jpg18-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Deny Majikina>Majikina, Deny; Architecture & Allied Arts
Model1.jpg.jpg18-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Yilun Zhang>Zhang, Yilun; Architecture & Allied Arts
model one.jpg.jpg18-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Yu Long Li>Li, Yu Long; Architecture & Allied Arts
Model2.jpg.jpg18-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Dong Hee Kim>Dong Hee, Kim; Architecture & Allied Arts
Postcard.jpg.jpg18-Nov-2008DESA1002 'Nine Quarter City' - <Daniel Quach>Quach, Daniel; Architecture & Allied Arts
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 123