Architects Callum Fraser and Zahava Elenber of Elenberg Fraser’s have unveiled their newest residential project, the 33 Mackenzie Tower, which has erected at the edge of Melbourne’s Central Business District. The stunning white tower creates a vertical village that follows a story of ascendance and transcendence, inspired by the ancient myths of the angel Metatron (or Enoch, or Elijah) and Pandora’s Box.
The stark white tower can be seen from afar as it easily competes to standout in the cityscape.
“The buildings are clad in Metatron’s feathers,” the architects explained “at the lower levels, the loose feathers wrap around all four sides of the podium, forming a sunshade around the bronze glass. The upper levels of the tower are abutted with white concrete panels that also feature feather-like forms, giving them nap and grain. Balconies are recessed into the tower blocks so that the eye reads the full form.”
Howl is such an amazing movie and an amazing poem. I love how raw Beat Generation poetry is, and specifically Allen Ginsberg’s frankness. This movie is great because in dealing a blow to the censorship of literature argument, it portrays “Howl” as it was meant to be portrayed. It’s spectacular in weaving the entire poem throughout the movie complete with James Franco as Ginsberg delivering it and animation of the poem alongside poignant quotes from an interview Ginsberg gave on “Howl” and the progress of the obscenity trial. The visual animation of the poem is superb. I can’t even express how fantastic I think this movie is but I think I was bound to love it because it is a movie about a poem (an outstanding piece of poetry, even); and really, how often do you come across those?