The Milky way project is an abstract architectural installation conceived by young architects Jason Lu and Joseph Rowe realised with the help of Simon Palmer & Thomas Stevens. Along with the help of Thomas Martin, Milos Carkic, Rhys Leitch, Katherine Fox, Brian Britton & Viktoria Guillemin, It has been exhibited in the 2013 Vivid festival.
Milk crates are modern day items we tend to forget in our everyday lives, yet in the western world they have been servicing us for decades. They are a part of our culture as much as the auto mobile or the iPhone, but somehow they have become insignificant to our consciousness, consistent with most things humans lack interaction in.
An investigation into milk crates suggests that humans have a great ability to follow orders and instructions. We enjoy being told what to do; instructions are placed in every item we buy. An iPhone cover is meant for the iPhone. Any teenager will tell you that having a blackberry phone in an iPhone cover is “tech-blasphemy. So society tells us that milk crates are strictly for milk. But equally to our passion for order and mandate we have an undying ability to reject the nuances of society and an indistinguishable flame within us called curiosity.
Designing the final steps took on an algorithmic explosion. The light shelf extends infinitely into space, and floats above the atmosphere like a futuristic ladder to another galaxy.
Suspended in its parabolic form, the light shelf invokes a portal that encloses space, and approaches design intimately. The configuration also channels the flow of people through the space.