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Kerstin Thompson Architects

Kerstin Thompson is Principal of Melbourne-based Kerstin Thompson Architects.

Portrait of Kerstin Thompson Architects by Luis Ferreiro
Portrait of Kerstin Thompson Architects by Luis Ferreiro

For Thompson, architecture represents and enriches the relationship between the building, the site and the client. It is necessarily a portrait of the people and place for which it has been created. In this installation Thompson has selected a handful of projects by Kerstin Thompson Architects and, through her own photographs, documented these to reveal something about the way in which they are used and enjoyed. The naturalistic approach evokes the warmth of the lived experience within sensitively designed buildings and landscapes and offers a portrait of place.

Portrait of Kerstin Thompson Architects
by Luis Ferreiro

The portraits of Kerstin Thompson Architects, taken within the office and on site, informally capture some of the people, spaces and processes through which architecture is made.

5 portraits

1 . 2 . Portrait of Kerstin Thompson Architects Both by Luis Ferreiro.

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25 Hours 31 minutes, 22-23 May 2009 by Ingvar Kenne
Portrait of Johnson Pilton Walker,
Inside the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra,
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Portrait of Johnson Pilton Walker,
Inside the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra,
25 Hours 31 minutes, 22-23 May 2009 by Ingvar Kenne

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Previous exhibition, 2009

This exhibition explores creative process and identity.

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