never been modern
MADA Monash University
Tutors: Virginia Mannering, Luca Lana
This studio took the corporate tower (in this instance, Rialto Tower, Melbourne) and unpack its use as corporate vertical real estate. Critiquing the tower’s role in social, economic and political divisions, participants will propose alternate usages, atmospheres, structures, and programs, with the ultimate aim of critiquing an outdated and exclusionary modernist system.
Students were asked to work individually, each designing interventions in a part or parts of the Rialto Tower. Model-making will be emphasised as a collaborative and key communicative tool, with drawings influenced by those of radical architecture.
Briony Cathrine McKenzie
Michael Scott Finlay
Vital BiSheng Hoo