Architects Kevin O‘Brien and Nicholas Dalton will be joined by their clients in a conversation about how the homes they have designed simultaneously consider Indigenous and European cultures and histories.
Brisbane-based architect Kevin O’Brien (now director of BVN Architecture) will give insight into the creation of the Archibald Street House, which he designed with Kevin O’Brien Architects in collaboration with Susan Ellison. This home responds to the Indigenous and European heritages of its occupants and remains the site of experimentation in materials, structure, systems and detail to create ephemeral moments (both intended and accidental).
Nicholas Dalton, founder and director of New Zealand practice TOA Architects, will share the story of Motutara – a dwelling that embodies a gesture of two wings. One pays homage to the homeland of Able Tasman, the European discoverer of Aotearoa in 1642, and the second wing responds to the Maori tradition of people and forests being vitally connected.
This event will be part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, a collaboration between founding partners Architecture Media and the State Library of Queensland.