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    Flow State turns distribution into a civic process. Through Flow State, we have investigated the ways in which the hyper-efficient nature of logistics undermines social and environmental wellbeing. To go beyond this singular focus on efficiency, we have each proposed a new distribution centre in which an alternative, ethical principle has driven the design.  Though our distribution centres move different items,  they each use architecture to make distribution public. Flow State is led by Andrew Copolov, and is part of Monash Architecture Yr 3, 2021. 

Flow State acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung people on whose unceded lands we live and work.


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LOGISTICS & LABOUR CENTRAL

Logistics & Labour Central in Dandenong South seeks to champion labour power via forming logistics worker solidarity. The logistics worker is the vector for the project. Stage 1: a heavily subsidized auto parts distribution and repair service alongside rudimentary organising space, a response to casualized

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ABISNA KANAGASABESAN

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INTERFLOW

Interflow responds to the wasteful consumption crisis - partnering with online marketplaces to provide a middleman service and facility that stores and on-sells second hand goods. Currently in Australia, $10.5 billion dollars a year is spent on products that are never used. Interflow celebrates the re-selling

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ANNA NASIOULAS

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DANDENONG BUILDING PRINTERS

This project combines 3d printing and material recycling and upcycling to produce a low cost, sustainable and more ethical alternative to housing construction. This new construction method involves the use of modular 3d printing systems which extrude clay and

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BAWAN RAVINDRAN

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DANDENONG URBAN ARCHIVE

Dandenong Urban Archive is an ethical response to the growing intake and generation of information by the companies such as Amazon. The core of the project is a multi-media archive and a data broadcasting system. The building offers a new model for the on-site consumption of information.

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BINGJIE ZHANG

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HIRE GROUND

The Hire Ground distribution centre illustrates the need for large consumer companies to take responsibility for their products. The company Hire Ground focuses on a subscription based rentable office, kitchen, and outdoor equipment for Melbourne. The company also wishes to

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CAMERON BURNETT

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DANDENONG SOUTH COFFEE HOUSE

Melbourne is known for its strong café culture and the Coffee House embraces this culture by providing the public with rich cups of coffee from across the globe. The Coffee House is a redistribution centre for international and local coffee. The centre

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CAROLINE SHUMBA

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DANDENONG DISASTER SHELTER

The notion of overstocking, stocking excess quantities than that is required, moreover a way to end the right-on-time production and stocking. The ideology of stocking the immediate amount creates just the right amount of supply. However, in case of pandemics and shortages, stocking

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DHARAV DESAI

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JUDY ZHU’S HANDICRAFT CENTRE

The project covers an area of around 165,000 sqm. It consists of eight buildings and one plaza area. Through the application of public, private and mixed functional buildings, the whole handicraft centre creates a harmonious zone for people to interact in this local handicraft community.

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HUIJING (JUDY) ZHU

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PROJECT DEKONSTRUKT

Indra Liusuari is a queer, non-binary conceptual artist and a student of architecture, whose interdisciplinary practice includes audiovisual media, performance, installation, and publication. Liusuari has a profound interest in

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INDRA LIUSUARI

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GREEN NURSERY

Green Nursery strives to bring excitement to Greens Road by stimulating the notion of an enjoyable, proactive, and public focused workplace. Combination of a children’s nursery with a plant nursery, targeted towards parents’ children who work in the 

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ISABELLA PINAZO

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DIY TRANSPARENCY

In response to the lack of public amenity within Dandenong South, this project creates public space, and provides potential for a system which both elucidates logistical processes and establishes a sense of agency for workers. Manufactured and controlled by workers

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JAMES OWENS

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IMPERFECT CENTRE

The Imperfect Centre aims to address today's overabundance of food waste, where aesthetic preferences mean that food can easily go to waste. Seeing certain produce as ugly, overripe, too big, too little, or even incorrectly shaped results in otherwise good fruit and vegetables going

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JEANNETTE QIN

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DANDENONG REGENERATOR

The name of the project is “Dandenong Regenerator”. This factory is designed to recycle and reuse some recyclable wastes, in order to solve the problem of waste material recycling and reusing in the neighborhood and city. The factory not only collect the waste materials from nearby

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JIAZHEN (ANTHONY) TIAN

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TIME TRAVEL BAZAAR

Time travel bazaar is located in Dandenong south of Melbourne, which is a purely industrial area with a few hundred people. In the long run, the separation of the industrial suburb from the residential area is one of the most important issues to be solved. The goal of time travel bazaar is to

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JULIA LUAN
 

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AQUAPONIC AMPHITHEATRE

In response to a logistical analysis of Woolworth's imported produce, the Aquaponic Amphitheatre presents a sustainable solution that focuses on symbiotic relationships and hyper-localised urban farming to reduce waste. To enhance the warehouse space, a public function of a

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REGINE ALEJANDRO

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RE-CIRCUITRY

The motherboard is systematised like Amazon’s Dandenong South Distribution Centre. Without the power of advanced technology, the centre does not function efficiently. However, the constant need for efficiency has led Amazon to rely on technological advancements over humans

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SHIRA BAKER
 

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COLLSIGNIA

Australians are the world's second largest consumers of textiles, buying on average 27 kilograms of new clothing and other textiles each year. COLLSIGNIA proposes a way to rethink the ‘fast fashion’ industry in the context of Melbourne and its surroundings. Melbourne's multicultural

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SOFYA SAVENKOVA
 

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