Lecture date: 1995-12-07
The winner of the Alvar Aalto medal in 1992, Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has fashioned an architecture that is remarkably consistent, unusual in character and yet curiously familiar. His buildings, principally residential, are a harmonious blend of modernist sensibility, local craftsmanship, indigenous structures and respect for nature. After a period of involvement with the so-called Sydney School in the 1960s, Murcutt established his one-man studio in 1969. Since then he has evolved an architecture which blends modern typology with traditional Australian models to arrive at an ecological functionalism.
Video of Pritzker award-winning architect Glenn Murcutt giving a lecture in 1995. He talks about the following topics: 1) Geography and architecture 2) Housing in Australia 3) Materials 4) Modern tendencies in housing 5) Collaborations and impressions from the practice.
The Museum of Architecture and Design hosted a public talk with Pritzker Prize winner Glenn Murcutt. The talk was introduced and moderated by dr. Aleš Vodopivec.
Glenn Murcutt is one of the world's most important architects of our time and presents a strong contrast to most of the global architectural stars. He builds mostly small-scale architecture and uses normal, everyday, non-luxurious materials. Unlike most contemporary architects, he does not run an architectural office with many coworkers, but he works alone. Vodopivec and Murcutt will discuss about Murcutt's work and planning principles that open up many, of the important issues of the contemporary architecture. Vodopivec and Murcutt discussed about Murcutt's work and planning principles that open up many, of the important issues of the contemporary architecture.