Located on Queensland’s Bond University campus, the Abedian School of Architecture was designed by CRAB Studio architects Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham after careful observation of university lifestyle patterns. Teaching experience at numerous international universities gave them all-important insights into how the building should be structured to accommodate those needs.
The new faculty is a theatre and stage on which everyday university activities unfold: student group work, tutor-led “crit” sessions, model and experimental project building, but also socialisation and the effusions of young couples.
The architecture celebrates and encourages the mix of diverse experiences, activities, ideas and people that come together on a university campus.
Entering the building and traversing its longitudinal interior route is to embark on a journey punctuated...