17 May 2011
12.00pm - 1.00pm
Venue: Design Theatre, Building 423, 22 Symonds St
Host: The School of Architecture and Planning
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Camp-analogy may ring a few bells (of recognition or warning, possibly both)... It explores the latent architectural possibilities in the noble/plebeian New Zealand tradition of casual/occasional/transient domestic settlement. And it does this by relating—somewhat serendipitously—two recent projects (one more fruity than the other) to a much older one (almost forgotten) which has seeded them both. Camp-analogy collides architecture with landscape, then picks up the pieces.”
Gerald Melling is well known as an architect and as a writer. He is a former editor of New Zealand Architect magazine, and his books include monographs on the work of Ian Athfield and Roger Walker. His most recent book, Tsunami Box, was published last year by Freerange Press and explores his work in Sri Lanka following the Boxing Day tsunami. He is a principal of Melling:Morse Architects, a firm known for individual, contextually and formally responsive buildings. The buildings of Melling:Morse, which include the Home NZ Home of the Year for 2008, have been widely published in New Zealand and abroad.