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Kerry Hill. Crafting Modernism | Paul Finch, Geoffrey London | 9780500342862

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Kerry Hill

Crafting Modernism

Auteur:Paul Finch, Geoffrey London

Uitgever:Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 978-0-500-34286-2

  • Hardcover
  • Engels
  • 440 pagina's
  • 12 apr. 2013

Crafting Modernism is a long overdue book that examines and 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 that were informed by the 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 the uncertain world of 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 of the cultural and spiritual coherence in places like Bali, Japan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Hill’s architecture is made distinctive by the rich experience of his generous and tranquil spaces.

Organized chronologically, 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.

Crafting Modernism is a long overdue book that examines and 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 that were informed by the 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 the uncertain world of 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 of the cultural and spiritual coherence in places like Bali, Japan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Hill’s architecture is made distinctive by the rich experience of his generous and tranquil spaces.

Organized chronologically, 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.

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