nettletontribe’s Melbourne Studio Director, Ken Ng, has this month been featured in Architect Victoria’s ‘Looking in, looking out – University campus design’ issue. Contributing an article entitled ‘On Campus Living’, the piece touches on many of the differences between student housing offerings overseas and throughout Australia.
“The student accommodation typology takes on many forms. Typologies include multi-bed cluster apartments in large accommodation buildings and stand-alone shared houses; colleges with meals included, and also colleges which are self-catered.”
Speaking on our experience and perspective within the sector, he wrote;
“Our approach to student accommodation architecture is that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. … Every project will require its own innovative approach to functional and operational requirements, social and architectural design responses.”
nettletontribe work closely with clients from both universities and private providers who are leaders in the Student Accommodation sector. From our experience delivering over 16,500 student beds on projects across Australia, we have found that;
“Common to all, is the need to create a safe, inclusive and healthy environment. Students need spaces for private study and sleeping, as well as social spaces that facilitate interaction for recreation and group academic activities.”