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never ever modern

MADA  Monash University

Architecture 2018 

Tutors:  Luca Lana

 Never (Ever) Modern takes its name from 1991 book ‘we have never been modern’ by Bruno Latour.

The studio like Latour will explore hybrid models in an attempt to challenge architecture’s very own ‘modern Constitution’.

ICI House by Bates Smart Mccutcheon the first curtain wall skyscraper in Australia here plays the part of the quintessential

modernist tower. Thorough integration, and proposition studio Never ever Modern attempts to challenge the socio-political

economic or design reasoning from which ICI was built and present new hybrid models.


Alexander Lamarche
Anthony vitally    Tchourilov
Cameron    Foo
Danielle Angelina Pozzobon
Enzo Lara-hamilton
Jasmine    Choucair
Liam Francis Dame
Naila Salicin
Nancy meng-shi  Luo
Natalie Ruth Spivak
Neil Jason    France
Riley Thomas Kilkenny-Jones
Sylvania Shum ye    dong
Thierry Clifford    Pydiah
Yixuan Li
Zachary Ryan Quinn

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will propose alternate usages, atmospheres, structures, and programs, with the ultimate aim of critiquing an outdated and exclusionary modernist system.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