KebbellDaish was founded in 2002 by Sam Kebbell and John Daish. We haven't won the Pritzker Prize; none of our models are on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; we don't have offices all over the world; we're not adjunct professors at ivy league universities; we're not on any international awards juries; there's no annual pilgrimage to our office; none of us have ever delivered a keynote lecture at a major international conference; and Princeton Architectural Press has never published a word about us; but we've done plenty of good things. We've even won a few awards, bless our hearts.
We feel part of a new generation of architects that is more inclined to relish idiosyncrasy than uniformity. This sets us apart from architects that pursue a stylistically motivated version of Modernism, and joins us to a handful of other architects we hugely respect. We are primarily interested in the resonance between form and content. We mean form in the most general sense: the shape, material, texture, and detailed design of a building. We mean content in the most general sense too. We mean how the building operates, not only from a functional point of view but also how it operates culturally: the image it produces, the expectations it confronts, the history it draws on, the values it supports, and the future it implies. We think the best architecture is about form and content. One without the other is like a 3 legged horse.
We've worked closely with artists, product designers, venture capitalists, IT professionals, business strategists and graphic designers; and we've worked on projects with clients based in Kenya, Switzerland, Australia, and England; for the owners of private houses, advertising agencies, website developers, law firms, art galleries, and health retreats.