VISION Issue 48 - Page 2

VISION 48 CONTENTS 03 GUIDING LIGHT St. Michael’s Parish School, Melbourne Even junior schools are seeing the light with architecture as instrumental in the delivery of education. The newest ‘wing’ at St. Michael’s Parish School by Y2 Architecture is a case in point. A taut material palette highlighted by Viridian performance and coloured glass, communicates vista and a beguiling array of internal lighting effects. Stripped back design doesn’t need to read ‘impoverished’ or ‘dull’. Y2 ensures St. Michael’s is off to a flying start with an addition as treehouse. A heightened awareness of light fall and light play are the ever-present background to a functional, robust design. WATCH ARCHITECT GARY THOMPSON IN CONVERSATION