Launch Slideshow

glenn murcutt

glenn murcutt

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    Glenn Murcutt

    Murcutt’s design for the Simpson-Lee House met the client’s demand for a cool place shielded from the hot northern sun.

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    Anthony Browell

    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.

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    Glenn Murcutt

    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.

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    Anthony Browell

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    Anthony Browell

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“[I was] raised in a family that sought responsible living patterns that involved the minimum use of available resources. My father designed and constructed boats and un-air-conditioned buildings where airflow was important, where waste was almost a crime, where initiative was rewarded with pocket money. At the same time, I was fined 3 pence each time electric lights were left burning. In a [place where] exotic plants were the pattern, native plants were propagated using the kitchen oven to ‘fire open' seeds.”