University of
Canberra Student

May + Russell focused on the qualities of ‘neighbourhood’ and ‘community’ leading to creation of a village atmosphere

client: campus living villages
scale: 1,300m²
images - ben wrigley

A distinctive domestic architectural design character has been created through provision of a pedestrian scale street structure to achieve a sense of community through ownership, legible circulation, and a series of shared and communal spaces, whilst retaining a strong sense of privacy and safety.

The domestic scale architecture is broken into small blocks arranged along pedestrian streets to create a sense of neighbourhood that encourages small scale social groupings.