MINI LIVING – INVERT architecture brief revealed.

MINI Australia, in partnership with Green Magazine and City of Melbourne, brings MINI LIVING to Australia with a local architecture brief titled ‘MINI LIVING – INVERT’.

Leading and emerging architects from Australia and New Zealand have been invited to respond to the brief, which details the six by ten metre plot in Melbourne’s city centre. The once unused space is being repurposed and forms the spatial guidelines to construct a house suitable for a young family of four.

Firms are asked to supply a 1:20 scale model of their submission highlighting resource-conscious living and clever design. The models will form an on-site exhibition in October, 2017.

RMIT has also joined the INVERT project delivering the brief to Masters students in semester two. All entries from RMIT will be judged by a panel including City of Melbourne principal architect Garry Ormston, with the winning design displayed at the October exhibition.

MINI Australia general manager, Tony Sesto, is pleased to exhibit an adaptation of MINI’s global initiative in Melbourne, Australia.

“Creative use of space is at the heart of the MINI DNA. MINI LIVING allows us to apply this philosophy to a small footprint within the urban landscape,” said Sesto.

“We are excited to work with both Green Magazine and City of Melbourne to bring these values to our shores and challenge the best architectural minds from Australia and New Zealand to respond to the MINI LIVING – INVERT brief,” he said.

Tamsin O’Neill, editor of Green Magazine, said: "Green Magazine has always had an interest in small scale, residential projects and this opportunity will bring together some of our favourite architects working in this space. We hope that the exhibition will provide inspiration to those considering tackling issues of scale, urban sprawl and livability.”


MINI LIVING is an initiative launched in 2016 as a creative platform for MINI to develop architectural solutions for future urban living spaces. Last year, MINI LIVING showcased visionary concepts for shared and collaborative living/lifestyles/working in urban areas through the installations MINI LIVING – Do Disturb (at the Salone del Mobile in Milan) and MINI LIVING – Forests (at the London Design Festival). MINI LIVING – Breathe is the third installation created as part of the initiative.

MINI will show a further MINI LIVING installation at A/D/O in New York in the second half of 2017.

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