Today I visited an exhibition named ‘Architecture for Place’ about the Australian architect Glenn Murcutt at the AZW. I was very impressed by his works. I spent two hours by clicking through Powerpoint presentations telling me details about the buildings he has planned.
For me all of his houses try to offer their inhabitants a certain style of life. E.g. windows are not just for lightening the rooms, they are also for connecting people with the surrounding landscape.
I also love his ideas about the reuse of material. In his opinion buildings will often change their shape so it is important to choose material you can reuse many times. And another interesting thought: Architecture is not a process of creating, it’s a path of discovering.
I have already seen so many exhibitions about the works of architects but this time I really would like to see one of his houses personally. The only problem is: His houses are built in Australia.
- Selection of his works (Video)
- AZW (Website)