Welcome to the wodli ngundarta blog site!
Here you will find a complete overview of the wodli ngundarta – what’s behind a house student workshop for final year Master of Architecture students from the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This unique workshop incorporates a bi-cultural, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, approach to architecture and design, investigating how a bi-cultural architectural form, or space, can evolve. The project is hosted by the Aldinga Arts Eco Village (AAEV); a growing, sustainable development community on the outskirts of Adelaide, Australia.
The AAEV was asked to host the workshop because of its approach to community development, the adoption of permaculture principles in its design, and the diverse, and sometimes unconventional, domestic architecture that it provides.
This project is the third collaborative design/build workshop between the Master of Architecture students from the University of Calgary (Canada) and the AAEV, and is sure to be another great success for both!
The project runs from February 24th-March 31st, 2014 for a total of 5 weeks. During that time students will work through the design and build processes, beginning with the conceptual design phase and moving through to the construction of a new gathering space in the Village.
The blog will keep you up-to-date on the progress of the project. Pay special attention to the “Project Progress” page, as this will be updated regularly with progress reports and photos. Stay tuned!
If you’d like to comment publicly about something you see on the blog, please do so at the bottom of the post you are commenting on. Or, if you’d like to keep your thoughts, questions, or concerns more private, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Nadine Vroom will be the contact person between the village community and the students, so please direct your comments to her.
We look forward to working together with you to create another beautiful project in the Village!