Glenn Marcus Murcutt

(b. 1936)

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(1936– ).

English-born architect of Australian parents, he settled in Australia, forming his own practice in 1969. He attempted to create an original Australian architectural typology in his Local History Museum and Tourist Information Centre, South Kempsey, New South Wales (1981–2), having until then been a follower of International Modernism of the Mies van der Rohe school. He experimented with mixing Miesian pavilions with the Australian verandah, and produced a house-type sheathed in corrugated iron, of which the best examples are probably the Ball-Eastaway House, Glenorie, Sydney (1980–3), Neville Fredericks Farm House, Jamberoo, New South Wales (1981–2), and the Moruya House, Bingi Point, New South Wales (1985). He also designed several town-houses of which the Ken Done House, Mosman (1988–92), and the Richard Pratt House, Kew, Melbourne (1988–92), are probably the most interesting.

Architectural Review, clxxix/1068 (Feb. 1986), 70–75;Beck & J. Cooper (2002);Drew (1985, 1999);Kalman (1994);Farrelly (1993);Fromonot (2003);Jane Turner (1996)

Subjects: Architecture.

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