Milk Carton Extension
According to Simon Thornton, his Milk Carton Extension in Brunswick, Melbourne, is ‘fiction architecture’. Visitors take part in the illusion of entering a giant Tetra Pak, enabling entry into ‘the wider philosophical landscape within which our current set of assumptions about architecture lies’.
Last Word: Lost in Limbo
Mark Dery, reflecting on his recent life as a self-described ‘career patient’, implores hospital architects to collaborate with interior designers, psychologists and neuroscientists in order to eradicate forever the pain of ‘medical incarceration’.
Top 10 Recent Architecture & Design Books
A top ten selection of recent architecture and design books, from the pages of Architectural Review Asia Pacific and Inside magazines.
Milan 2012: Product Picks
Here’s a teaser from Inside’s Milan 2012 special report, which features in the upcoming issue 72, on sale 27 June.
Sir Peter Cook
Sir Peter Cook, co-founder of Archigram, is an iconic figure in British architecture. In 2006 he founded CRAB Studio with Gavin Robotham, and the practice is working on Bond University’s new School of Architecture building in Queensland.He spoke to AR about Bond and the ‘memory’ that is Archigram.
Alternate Reality: Godsell and Corrigan
After an extended hiatus, Melbourne-based practice Godsell and Corrigan re-emerged in 2011 with a number of proposals, most notably The Melbourne Wall, for containing civic unrest, and now the Refugee Family Units: rudimentary shelters for the nation’s burgeoning refugee population.
Week in review
Santiago Calatrava accused of ‘bleeding Valencia dry’, Starbucks vs. starchitects, and Rem Koolhaas’ cameo on The Simpsons.
Interview: ‘Experience’ creative directors
This year’s National Architecture Conference, Experience, shifts north to Brisbane for the first time in 24 years. Creative Directors Michael Rayner, Shane Thompson and Peter Skinner talk about adding a new voice to the national debate, and why we should be cautious of sensationalism in architecture.