At a time when rebuilding Christchurch is at the forefront of many people’s attention, the city is set to receive some fresh perspectives on architecture with a visit from architect Kevin Low, whose company ‘small projects’ concerns itself with relevant design, architectural economy and spatial technology. Low is visiting New Zealand and delivering lectures in Auckland and Wellington before travelling to Christchurch to present a public lecture on Wednesday October 13.
Low started his company back in 2002. Its work involves house, building and utility design. Kevin has, over various periods in his life, been professionally involved in writing, environmental sculpture, illustrating, teaching and copyrighting. He has presented papers on building technology at Harvard University and lectured in the architectural department at MIT.
While in the United States, Kevin worked in architectural practices both on the East and West coasts and studied closely with the Aga Khan Foundation, earning awards of research grants and fellowships to Italy, North Yemen, Spain and Bangladesh. He joined GDP Architects upon his return to Kuala Lumpur where he stayed for the next eleven years. His work while at GDP Architects included project branding, budget hotels and high end condominiums, a refurbished warehouse for a corporate office, various housing types, guardhouses, garden memorials, mailboxes and master plans; the last one being the master plan for Sentul in Kuala Lumpur.
Kevin currently divides his time between architectural and product design, concept master plans, teaching architecture at University Malaya and providing design concept services to clients and other consultants. And...he still designs mailboxes.
What: Public Lecture by Kevin Low – small projects
When: Wednesday October 13
Where: DL Lecture Theatre, CPIT
Madras Street (entrance off the D Block Quad), Christchurch