Australia’s Green Architect

Modern house with asymmetrical roof arched like butterfly wings. Photo by Anthony Browell

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.”

Shown above: The Magney House, Bingie Point, New South Wales, Australia. Photo by Anthony Browell from ‘The Architecture of Glenn Murcutt’ and ‘Thinking Drawing / Working Drawing’ published by TOTO, Japan, 2008, courtesy of the Architecture Foundation Australia

Instead of designing skyscrapers and grand public buildings, Glenn 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:

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