Australia’s Green Architect
Australia is famous for breathtaking architecture like the Sydney Opera House, but travel beyond the urban centers and you’ll find the kinder, gentler design of Glenn Murcutt. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning architect is fond of quoting the Aboriginal proverb: “Touch the earth lightly.”
Instead of designing skyscrapers and grand public buildings, Murcutt specializes in modest, earth-friendly houses that blend with the Australian landscape.
Let’s look at a few of Glenn Murcutt’s important projects: