House of the Government Architect

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Institutional Architecture
Project locationMelbourne, Australia
University/SchoolRMIT University
Lead ArchitectAlessandro Castiglioni

The project is a fictocritical thought experiment exploring the consequences of a perversion of the relationship between architecture and governance. Worldbuilding techniques are used to frame an unreality where architecture and politics merge into a fictional government body in charge of legislative architecture. The architecture technocracy is legitimized by a holistic redevelopment of the parliamentary precinct in Melbourne. Oblique axes drawn from the context sculpt the hill, giving form to a geological architecture where infrastructure, landscape, interior and heritage collapse into one.