Fourteen architects have responded to a brief asking for innovative responses to small-scale family residences. Specifically, the competition asked architects to create a home that would fit a unique six-by-ten-metre space at the rear of a site in Melbourne CBD.

The MINI LIVING initiative was launched by Green Magazine in collaboration with MINI and the City of Melbourne as an exploration of the importance of small-scale architecture in our cities. The fourteen resulting designs will now be displayed as part of the MINI LIVING – INVERT exhibition, to be held in Melbourne from 4 to 8 October.

The architectural models, which have been designed to a 1:20 scale, will be suspended inside a glasshouse in Melbourne CBD and complemented by a botanical display by Melbourne-based flower designer, Loose Leaf. The architects will also be in attendance for a series of free talks that will unpack the inspiration behind their designs.

Students from the RMIT Master of Architecture Design Studio have also participated in the MINI LIVING – INVERT initiative, one of whom will have their work displayed at the exhibition site. A concurrent exhibition with the remaining student designs will be held at RMIT Design Hub.

The MINI LIVING – INVERT exhibition will be on display from 4 to 8 October 2017 at 200 Little Collins Street, Melbourne.