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Murcutt’s design for the Simpson-Lee House met the client’s demand for a cool place shielded from the hot northern sun.
Nearly 25 years ago, Murcutt received wide acclaim for the Ball-Eastaway House (above), which floats above the land on steel columns, protected from brush fires with complete coverage from an external sprinkler system.
His linear scheme for the Fletcher-Page House in Kangaroo Valley, Australia, results in a narrow house exposed to landscape views, filled with natural light, and cooled by cross-ventilation.
“Working like mad, trying to do decent work and also teach and lecture by invitation internationally.”
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