For this Friday Five, we dive into the world of architect Theodore Kerlidis' favorite things.
Architect Theodore Kerlidis landed his role as Director of Melbourne-based k20 Architecture in 2001 when he launched the firm with Anthony Uahwatanasakul. His Greek parents moved to Australia in the 1960s where he found his architecture calling after discovering 1950s designs. That love led him to study architecture at Melbourne University where he earned his degree in 1995. He spent time getting experience under his belt at other practices before founding k20. With special attention paid to sustainability and how his projects will shape the future, it’s no surprise that he and his team are such a sought after firm to hire. For this week’s Friday Five, we dive into some of Kerlidis’ favorite things.
Photo by Peter Hyatt
As an architect my focus is to create places of interest and relevance and my focus is to develop sustainable architecture. Recently I took off two months from the practice to spend time with my young family for travel. Until the moment I had switched off, I had not been able to openly see how much our environment was consumed by the urban fabric. I now realise that it is not enough to just create sustainable architecture but that we must aim to create sustainable places in which we combine the nature and ecology of place to that
I am inspired by nature and my aim is to create places that link us to the natural world, places from which we can see the sky, hear the sounds of birds at sunrise and feel the wind as it passes through the trees. Nature is all around us, we are part of it, and we build within its parameters. We?re custodians of this beautiful place and I now see my role as creating/enhancing that ?space? outside of our buildings.
Gumtrees are uniquely Australian, and even the most urbanised city dweller feels some connection with the wild Australian bush. After all, we all grew up singing ...