Sam Kebbell Lectures in Sydney
Sam was invited by Sam Crawford Architects and the NSW chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects to speak at the Tusculum in Sydney. The lecture was part of a series called Conversations Across Borders and Sam was asked to speak on the subject of 'memes', which he duly did.
Kebbell House open for fundraising tour
The first house Sam designed after graduating from architecture school was, as per tradition, for his parents. Designed with John Daish, the house was completed in 1998 and was part of NZ House and Garden's tour in March that raised over $250,000 for the NZ Cancer Society. The Dominion Post talked to Sam and his parents just prior to the event.
Scott Mckenzie talks housing with North & South
Scott Mckenzie (architectural graduate at KebbellDaish) starred as 'the renter' in North & South magazine for an article about housing called Buy, Sell or Hold?
On the subject of housing Scott expressed the importance of two criteria: density and quality - without which our cities, environment and people suffer.
"This is a beautiful country. What I'd love to see, and be a part of, is our built environment being improved to match the level and quality of our natural environment. Homes aren't just objects, they're expressions of our values."
Humbug full of sweet surprises in the Melbourne Age
Jenny Brown from the Melbourne newspaper, The Age, wrote a nice wee story about Humbug last Saturday. Have a read for yourself online, here, or download the pdf for your fridge door from the link to the left.
The Art of the Contemporary House
Last night Sam presented a public lecture about Humbug and the way in which it joins painting and architecture. They used to be bedfellows of course, but have spent the last hundred years or so talking to each other over the fence. Time to take the fence down and chat more we reckon.
Sam spoke alongside two other highly esteemed members of the Architectural Centre in Wellington. Each speaker spoke about a single house and then chatted about its ins and outs. It was just swell, and if you weren't there you should have been.