The Melbourne School of Design Has a Spectacular Design

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - May 23, 2015
References: msd.unimelb.edu.au & gizmag
Ironically enough, the Melbourne School of Design building was infamous for years because of its plain, drab and uninspiring structure. However the new version of the building is anything but -- it's visually stunning, environmentally friendly and provides an inspiring space for design students to do their thing.

The building's centerpiece is a stalactite-like structure that is home to three studio classrooms stacked upon one another. This 'suspended studio' tower dangles from the ceiling and stops a couple of meters from the floor, providing shelter to students sitting underneath and working away.

This new Melbourne School of Design cost $102 million and took over a year to build, but stands out as an example of design that is sustainable and practical.