Malcolm Holz is a singer and songwriter, urban planner, designer, and developer, and a sketch journalartist, with a deep passion for place and music making.

 

+61 408 425 518 :: malcolm@holzink.com

Creative Suburb

The creative suburb is a provocation: a series of new building and urban designs available for innovators operating in new suburban greenfield situations in Queensland, Australia. The creative suburb drew on significant primary research with suburban home-based creative industries workers, vernacular architecture, and town planning in the Toowoomba region, and comprised construction of a new, progressive prototype ‘homeworkhouse’ in Clifton, Queensland.

The creative suburb included production of a book featuring building concept plans and urban designs for a creative suburb made up entirely of "homeworkhouses" especially designed for creative work, as well as a short video explaining the prototype building.

The creative suburb has a simple message: we should be providing for micro-small mixed-use and business everywhere.

"Flexibility is the new sustainability"

The creative suburb research

building and urban designs for suburban innovators

is the product of Malcolm’s Doctor of Creative Industries (Research) at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) (2016). The ‘thesis’ was a first for QUT: along with traditional approaches to research, it involved production of a book and a building prototype.

Read the research behind the book and building here.

The creative suburb book

Register an expression of interest in a hard copy of "The creative suburb" book here.

featuring building concept plans and urban designs for a creative suburb.

The creative suburb video

"12 Blues Bar, the building"

A new 'homeworkhouse' changing the way we live work learn invest innovate and play in the suburbs.

Watch the video here.

The creative suburb
performance

The creative suburb performance

The creative suburb
light house

The creative suburb light house

The creative suburb
book extract

The creative suburb book extract

The creative suburb
book cover

The creative suburb book cover

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