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

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Celebrate Buckminster Fuller

Biosphère, Montreal, Quebec

Buckminster Fuller’s 1949 geodesic dome design influenced a generation of visionaries.Efficient and economical, “Bucky’s” dome was widely hailed as a possible solution to world housing shortages. Fuller reached an international audience when he  designed the U.S. Pavilion’s Biosphere at the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal, Canada.

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