Dyuman Pandya

RMIT School of Architecture and Urban Design

Housing | A Public Amenity is a project which is a polemic against the state’s “Big Build”. It takes the position that the dire state of the Public Housing Estates, is in fact an urban issue, resulting from their often isolating “estate-hood”. It is therefore read as a crisis of relationships. The project attempts to bring Public Housing, a rightful amenity, into the urban fold; so that it opportunistically grows into disused spaces in the city. Inter-dependencies with other urban amenities are hard woven into the architecture, so that Public Housing, its position and its upkeep, are indivisible from the city.