australian architect - Glenn Murcutt

Murcutt continually strives to make designs to break away from the enforced conformity of red brick suburbia. With the red brick, small windowed house being very unappropriate for the Australian climate. (Hyatt, 1994, AV)

Writer and Broadcaster Phillip Adams says our suburbs are a national and international disgrace in terms of architecture. Adams believes Australian architects have to bear the burden for the brick veneerial disease that has overcome our suburbs. He argues that more of them should be politically challenging these notions. (Hyatt, 1994, AV)

Few Architects would defend, much less shape their lives to the sanctity and purity of design. This is the significance of Murcutt. (Farrelly, 1993)

Murcutt has been working independently since the late 1960's. He has a determination to work alone with no partners, no secretary, no assistants, he says he values his privacy but it is important to recognise it is an architectural choice as much as a personal one. As it enables him to retain (as far as possible) complete control of the building and processes. A direct relationship with the client and an intimate hands-on knowledge of



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