Archinect - News 2016-05-27T12:17:09-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149933954/designing-a-dystopian-edge-into-the-1970s-consumerism-of-j-g-ballard-s-high-rise Designing "a dystopian edge" into the 1970s consumerism of J.G. Ballard's "High-Rise" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-10T05:10:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T23:25:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70d5cbc789b14a3da8a12634ee0e155b.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>graphic artists Michael Eaton and Felicity Hickson designed a wide range of props, from books and cigarette packs to the entire contents of a supermarket ... to help cement the look and feel of 1970s apartment living [...] the film follows Dr Robert Laing ... as he adjusts to his new life as a tenant on the 25th floor and explores the relationships between the building&rsquo;s various social groups and the tribal mentalities that emerge as the tower gradually descends into chaos.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In any discussion of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/482412/poor-doors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">poor doors</a>, newly urbanized class structures, or <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/18658/gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gentrification</a>, there's a spot for J.G. Ballard's "High-Rise" (1975). Check out the trailer for the film adaptation, directed by Ben Wheatley, below.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/13139401/for-sale-futurologist-jg-ballard-s-old-home-in-need-of-modernisation For sale: futurologist JG Ballard's old home. In need of modernisation Paul Petrunia 2011-07-12T18:00:01-04:00 >2011-07-12T18:00:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q9/q9naay2pszit1t26.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>JG Ballard's rather drab semi-detached home in Shepperton is inextricably linked with the life of one of post-war fiction's greatest talents. Many of the country's best writers, often Ballard's disciples, visited the author during the 49 years that he lived in this sleepy suburb, where he crafted the dystopian thrillers Crash and Cocaine Nights.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>