“The lasting, living legacy of Naomi Milgrom’s MPavilion” by Stephen Todd

Published by Thames & Hudson, designed by legendary locals Studio Ongarato, and filled with contributions from renowned leaders in design, MPavilion’s new book, MPavilion: Encounters with Design and Architecture is a celebration of six outstanding years of Australia’s favourite cultural laboratory.

The first book ever published about MPavilion, MPavilion: Encounters with Design and Architecture captures the remarkable contribution of MPavilion’s architects to date; Sean Godsell, Amanda Levete, Bijoy Jain, Rem Koolhaas, David Gianotten, Carme Pinós and Glenn Murcutt AO; as well as the many collaborators whose work with MPavilion has made it a model of cultural exchange around architecture, design and urban renewal.

The richly illustrated monograph is comprised of a series of seven essays by stellar contributors Stephen Todd, Julia Peyton-Jones, Rory Hyde, Aric Chen, Ellie Stathaki, Caroline Roux and Françoise Fromonot.

In the lead-up to the book’s official release on Monday 3 August, you can take a sneak-peek at it on the Naomi Milgrom Foundation’s newly relaunched website, and read its incredible write-up from Stephen Todd—one of Australia’s foremost design authorities—in the Australian Financial Review.

Read the Financial Review article here
“Last month, I should have been in Venice for the opening of the Architecture Biennale where I could have attended the launch of MPavilion: Encounters With Design & Architecture, a compendium of six years of architectural innovation in Melbourne. After which I would surely have imbibed a bellini or two at Harry’s Bar, maybe a plate of their signature carpaccio too.
Except the biennale was cancelled, the book launch postponed, and in May it was announced that Harry’s Bar – a landmark of Venetian dolce vita since it opened in 1931 – had closed.
Shoulda, woulda, coulda – I’ve uttered it like a mantra these past months.
The MPavilion book launch, which was intended as a two-day series of talks and Venetian walks with the featured architects, has been reconfigured as a day of online Q&A sessions as part of the Virtual Design Festival. So on June 25, Australian architects Glenn Murcutt and Sean Godsell along with Amanda Levette (London), Bijoy Jain (Mumbai), Carme Pinós (Barcelona) and Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA (Rotterdam) will address the question: “How will we live together now?”…

Read The lasting, living legacy of Naomi Milgrom’s MPavilion here

You can read more about MPavilion: Encounters with Design and Architecture at www.naomimilgromfoundation.org.