Kristin Green of Kristin Green Architecture invited photographer Peter Bennetts to accompany her to La Plage du Pacifique, Vanuatu. The resulting photographs are anything but “in progress” documentation.
Green has bravely allowed Bennetts to present her work at it’s most vulnerable but revealing such strength of form that we can already imagine the finished work.
We see the bones, the inner working, the structure – the important business of architecture before the detailing of surfaces and slick styling. This is architecture at its rawest.
Bennetts’ own unique vision has captured a profound stillness in the half-completed buildings and surrounding landscape. Time has shifted to such a degree that past, present and future/birth, life and decay, merge in one. Light and form create striking compositions that, rather than a direct descriptor, are more evocative of place.
Green is also the architect responsible for the Spring Street Grocer mini-complex. To all her projects she brings a vitality, commitment to concept and a quirky sense of purpose, and this most recent collaboration with entrepreneur Con Christopoulos and photographer Peter Bennetts is no exception.
Elenberg Fraser's second snowfield development (after Huski) is also situated in the ski resort village of Falls Creek. Saint Falls creates a new portal to the resort and has a form derived from the open wings of a Bogong Moth.
Southern Ocean Lodge
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, South Australia for Wallpaper*.
Bangkok's new urban resort perched on the Thon Buri bank of the Chao Phraya River. One of Bangkok's half built ghosts of the 90's has been transformed by BARstudio into a luxurious new retreat. Photographed for Hilton.
Apartment hotel Huski sits amongst the snow gums in my favorite Australian mountain resort of Falls Creek. Elenberg Fraser's faceted facade was inspired by the crystalline forms of snow flakes. Best of all the Huski Produce Store serves the best coffee on the hill (and you can ski to the front door).