Architecture - Bachelors
Pixel Vertical Village rethinks the approach of urban life, by proposing a modular building that adapts to the needs of its residents, building on the ideas of the Metabolism movement. With global property prices on the rise - these compact modules can create a lower entry point into the market for first home owners and start-up businesses. Social interiors create elevated street scape, increasing human interaction and a sense of belonging.
The Pixel Vertical Village is designed with four key aims – liveability, adaptability, affordability and sustainability.
Each home and business is a building block for creating a thriving community life within the village. People are able to ‘rent’ a square, or multiple, and arrange the walls and furniture as desired – allowing the building to be always changing and giving the renters immense flexibility. The flexible modules allow for greater ability to suit unique needs, creating more livable interiors, as well as an opportunity to adapt to changing economic conditions, and new innovations. The Vertical Village has a great focus on easy sustainable design – incorporating energy generation into all surfaces of the building – with solar windows and kinetic footpaths. The prefabricated, and sustainable building products also play a big role in lowering the embodied energy of the building.
The modularity of the Pixel Vertical Village allows to think broader than Bowen Hills and apply the concept globally. With more and more people moving to urban centres, creating smaller, efficiently planned, starter homes has never been more important, and the need to urbanise is opening the door to rethinking the future of urban life. The Vertical Villages can be used to increase density of suburban neighbourhoods with comfortable 2-4 storey villages, or create larger interventions in metropolises. The ‘home’ modules can be a great starter home for young professionals, and the ‘work’ modules make quality spaces accessible to start-ups and small businesses.
Liza has completed a variety of projects through her degree and in practice, most enjoying smaller projects. With a sharp eye for detail, Liza enjoys physical model making and sketching. Liza strives to create clean and thought-out designs with thorough consideration for efficient use of space, centring around people’s experience of place and nature.