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'll be reaching 70 years of age [this summer], so I hope to continue discovering and to survive with my head in gear!”

 

10 architects making a difference

  • kelly denk and john vetter

    Vetter Denk Architects has taken the post-industrial town of Green Bay, Wis., by storm. Block upon block of prime waterfront footage, a marvelous working river—“urban theater like you wouldn't believe,” says John Vetter, AIA—and the city had turned its back on it.

     
  • marianne cusato

    It's fast, dignified, affordable, and flexible. It's the Katrina Cottage, Marianne Cusato's nifty alternative to the ugly FEMA trailers that were handed out after Hurricane Katrina.

     
  • andrés duany

    Two months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita flattened huge swathes of the Gulf Coast last summer, a flotilla of Congress for the New Urbanism members descended on Mississippi to design a way out of the devastation.