Architect and adjunct professor of structure Rewi Thompson has profoundly influenced a technology of architects in Aotearoa. On the event of Jade Kake and Jeremy Hansen’s new main e-book on Thompson, Architectus has supported the primary main exhibition of works from his archives: KOHA: The speculative worlds of Rewi Thompson.
Opening at Objectspace on Friday 29 September, the exhibition is curated by Jade Kake and Jeremy Hansen to focus on Thompson’s expression of post-colonial potentialities that had been essentially linked to position. They write, “Educated as a structural engineer earlier than he went to structure college, Rewi was as snug with the pragmatics of construction as he was with the probabilities of the architectural creativeness.”
With the assist of Architectus alongside The Warren Belief, The Purple Reward and Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Department, this exhibition at Objectspace profiles each constructed outcomes of Thompson’s intensive profession and his distinctive and vibrant speculative drawings. These drawings — a lot of which had been found not too long ago in an undated folder labelled KOHA in Thompson’s College of Auckland archive — are offered to the general public for the primary time.
The opening celebration of KOHA is a part of Tāmaki Makaurau + Te Tai Tokerau Structure Week 2023 and guarantees to be an enthusiastic celebration of Thompson’s life work and Aotearoa architectural excellence. Register to affix the festivities right here.