I don't believe in plonking "a Gehry here, a Gehry there", says Kerry Hill



In our final movie from the AHEAD Asia awards last month, Australian architect Kerry Hill says he doesn’t believe in “plonk architecture” and instead approaches every building differently.

Hill picked up the Outstanding Contribution Award at hospitality awards AHEAD Asia last month for his work on hotels and resorts across Asia.

He believes that his success working in the region is due in part to his practice’s focus on creating contextually sensitive buildings that draw on local styles, building techniques and materials.

“We do not have a common architectural language,” he says in the movie, which was filmed at COO hostel and bistro in Singapore.

“We like to think that each building is designed especially for its context and its place.”

He adds: “I don’t believe in what I call ‘plonk architecture’. What I mean by that is a Gehry here, a Gehry there – architecture at home everywhere and nowhere. I feel that you need to perpetuate the traditions within the culture and material of a place through your architecture, so that it is appropriate.”

Read more on Dezeen: https://www.dezeen.com/2017/04/18/video-interview-kerry-hill-architecture-i-dont-believe-in-plonk-architecture-gehry-here-there-movie/

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