Jeff Zheng

Masters Graduate

I first studied architecture at UQ, graduating from my bachelor degree in 2017. Learning about architecture has led me to embark on journeys in Australia and abroad, from Singapore to Japan. The experiences over the years have been invaluable and includes studios which have introduced us students to ideas about utopian cities, alternative housing and how to recycle buildings.

The project shown is a scheme for an alternative medium-density housing project in inner-city Brisbane, undertaken during my penultimate semester in 2020. The process of formulating ideas began at an urban scale with investigations into the potential impacts of massing and density on a suburban plot and its context. Further studies were undertaken in exploring spatial and tectonic repertoires in response to ritualistic inhabitation of dwellings. The scheme as presented incorporated these responses into housing which offered density without sacrificing identity; dwellings are connected to the street through a clear address and a choreographed sequence of thresholds.