Monocle on Design

What can we learn from unbuilt architecture?

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26 January 2021

Episode 485

30 minutes


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We look at the winning design of the AA Prize for Unbuilt Work and author Christopher Beanland shares some unrealised visions for expressways. Plus: Sou Fujimoto explains how fragments of imagined ideas have been used in other projects.

26 January 2021

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Chapter 1

8 minutes


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Chapter 1

AA Prize for Unbuilt Work

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The Australian competition announced its winner recently. We take a closer look at the winning design, ‘A Treasure Trove of Space: Rethinking Melbourne’s Car Parks’.

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Unbuilt: Radical Visions of the Future

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The author of the forthcoming title ‘Unbuilt: Radical Visions of a Future that Never Arrived’ describes the imagined infrastructure that could have carved paths through our cities.

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Sou Fujimoto

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Sou Fujimoto reflects on how unbuilt buildings can offer inspiration for future projects.

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Chapter 4

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Photo: Courtesy of V-Zug

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Chapter 4

Peter Spirig

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The V-Zug CEO shares how the company’s forthcoming campus is designed with the benefit of the community in mind.

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