Glenn Murcutt is one of the world's most celebrated living architects and is widely hailed as Australia's architect laureate. He was awarded the Pritzker prize in May and is one of only seven recipients of the prestigious Alvar Aalto Medal. This volume is an up-to-date examination of Murcutt's work. Full-colour photography, much of it supplied from the architect's own private collection, and a comprehensive selection of drawings and concept sketches, are complemented by Glenn's own notes, and the commentary of internationally recognised architectural editors, Professor Haig Beck and Jackie Cooper. This book explores the buildings and projects drawn from a wide variety of contexts: coastal, mountainous, tropical and desert, and urban.
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This book explores different contexts; coast, mountains, tropics and desert. A fascinating look at one of the most prominent architects of this century.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Feb 07, Anna S. I didn't finish reading when I handed the book back to its owner.
Glenn Murcutt is interesting architect, the way he drives the design into the very nature of functionality and cost. This book explains his transformation over the time, I don't know if the ones here is eventually the creme of the crop but each of them have a very interesting story behind it. A lot of explanation and reasoning of material chosen, and the way he treats it.
He said one of his building mistaken as only a shed when su I didn't finish reading when I handed the book back to its owner. He said one of his building mistaken as only a shed when supplier dropping off materials for construction, well it look like it is.
But it is a knockdown-house, as intended to be when the owner wants to move it down to another area in a very large lot of land. The way he always limits the thickness of the house so that he can easily control the temperature, made most of his plans appear linear.
In his early years he was deeply inspired by Mies van Der Rohe, as was his father. His uncle was in the business too and inherits his methodhical way of designing vented house. So he was, by blood, have advantages of early familiarity with the system.
Many of his work here located in a very large plot of land, so having been located in deserted area like that, he wants the building to be as independent as they are, as open to the view while embracing the balance of summer heat and winter cold.
He does angled the louver in certain angle depends on location, I believe. I remember one building located in a bushfire-prone location and he specifically designed "a flat roof that is constantly flooded with water" - to refrain it from cracking of too much heat. The thing he can do, because his idea is supported by his evolving knowledge over the course. I found that he constantly using the same engineer over again, meaning that guy was probably an open-minded one who is intrigued by Murcutt and wants to play along.
A lot of structure engineers these days think they are like car-selling-salesman. A lot of garbage talk to deceive the architect by their theories - they just don't want to inspect menthod beyond their textbook and sacrifice their working hour. Alaphilippe rated it really liked it Apr 28, Mina Hanna rated it liked it Aug 26, Loren rated it it was amazing Sep 27, Ola Rajeh rated it it was amazing Jan 26, Ines Magri rated it it was amazing Apr 12, Maya Wong rated it it was amazing Aug 06, Upen rated it really liked it Jul 30, Samantha rated it did not like it Oct 16, Shing is currently reading it Nov 08, Sevilpeach added it Aug 02, Coyote added it Nov 18, Niko marked it as to-read May 11, Luisina marked it as to-read Sep 16, Mal Blom marked it as to-read Oct 01, Shailee marked it as to-read Jun 21, Tharangi Athukorala added it Feb 16, Aishwarya Mohan marked it as to-read Feb 24, Hinal marked it as to-read Oct 16, Sania marked it as to-read Sep 16, Anirudh Govind added it Jul 25, Bryan marked it as to-read Mar 29, Ricardo marked it as to-read May 04, Mark added it May 05, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Glenn Murcutt: A Singular Architectural Practice
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Glenn Murcutt: A Singular Architectural Practice: 2002 Laureate Of The Pritzker Architecture Prize
Recipient of the Pritzker Architectural Prize, Murcutt is noted as Australia's chief exponent of sustainable and site-sensitive buildings. Working alone, as the title suggests, he created an Beck, professor of architecture at the University of Melbourne, is an international architectural critic and writer. Cooper, Professor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne, is an international architectural critic and writer. Glenn Murcutt : a singular architectural practice.