Sydney’s dormitory suburbs are currently experiencing legislative pressure to densify and intensify. Apocalyptic predictions of economic, climate, energy, water and food crises exert further demand on the suburb inviting a radical rethink of the existing suburban schema. This pressure also prompts a projective reimagining of the ‘increment’ of the suburb – the ‘single lot subdivision’ and it’s nuclear home.

The ”Adapturbia” studio reintroduces the architect as a catalytic thinker in the long neglected suburb. Specifically, the studio asks “How relevant can the architect be in anticipating, understanding, manipulating, subverting and transforming existing and future conditions in the suburbs?”

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