Thames & Hudson
KERRY HILL. Crafting Modernism
Crafting Modernism celebrates more than 30 years of consistently strong and innovative work by Kerry Hill Architects, an architectural studio with offices in Singapore and Fremantle, Australia.
This multi-award winning practice established its reputation with a series of exotic resorts in locations throughout South-East Asia. It also designed a brace of exceptional houses informed by earlier resort work. The resorts have been widely regarded as part of an architectural lineage initiated by Geoffrey Bawa, recognizable in a shared response to location through climatic strategies, the use of materials, and their form of construction.
Over the past decade, Kerry Hill has embraced architectural competitions in order to engage with more civic and public works. The practice has enjoyed a particularly high success rate and has completed and is now designing highly distinguished buildings throughout the world.
An Australian who has spent his career in Asia, Kerry Hill brings a deep understanding of the East to his increasingly refined contemporary architecture. His unique approach has been formed from his experience in places like Bali, Japan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Hill’s architecture is made distinctive by generous and tranquil spaces.
This four-hundred-page book features an extended essay about the evolution of the practice and a selection of forty of Kerry Hill’s most important works from 1992 - 2012. This gives readers a privileged view into the world and thinking of an architectural practice that richly deserves international exposure.> Geoffrey London is Government Architect for Victoria, Australia. He is a former Dean and Head of School at University of Western Australia, past Chair of the Committee of Heads of Architecture Schools of Australasia, and a past President and Lifetime Fellow of the Western Australian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.
> Paul Finch is the chairman of the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment. He is also programme director of the World Architecture Festival and editorial director of The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal.
> Erwin Viray is Professor of Architecture and Design at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan. He has been Editorial Associate of the a+u (Architecture and Urbanism), Tokyo since 1996.
> Oscar Riera Ojeda is an editor and designer based in US and China. He is the publisher of over one hundred architecture books and book series. He regularly collaborates with Thames & Hudson.
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