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never been modern  

MADA  Monash University

Architecture 2017 

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will propose alternate usages, atmospheres, structures, and programs, with the ultimate aim of critiquing an outdated and exclusionary modernist system.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.


Sithij RinaldiCooray

Haroula LiaKarapanagiotidis

Briony Cathrine McKenzie

Michael Scott Finlay

Samuel David-HudsonTardrew

Shane JohnPristov

Seray-Nur Onal

Joyce Truong

Margot ChantalVuillier

Vital BiSheng Hoo


Ethan JamesCarter



Xiaoxin Chen

Harrison IsaakMourelatos

Francesca RoseSanguinetti

Curran MartinSmith

Teoboon Kiat

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