Just been sent this great Murcutt sketch for his Lightning Ridge Opal Museum. It will be great to see another large scale project by Murcutt. I love his drawings – and love that the essence of how the building is put together is always evident in his sketches. It’s impossible to imagine him doing a ‘presentation’ drawing for clients – he uses drawings to get ideas across, not ‘sell’ a scheme with a rendering.
Lunch at Lindsay Johnston’s on the Hawkesbury with the great trio of Australian Architecture: Glenn Murcutt, Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury
Lunch at Lindsay Johnston’s on the Hawkesbury with the great trio of Australian Architecture: Glenn Murcutt, Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury – such a pleasure to spend time with them
Great meeting with Glenn Murcutt yesterday at his house in Mosman who was, as ever, incredibly illuminating on so many things from revisiting the principles Bingie Point (Magney) House, to timber shrinkage at (now his) Marie Short House, to the Pritzker Jury on which he now sits…. on how he won’t do any more talks, travel or teaching, on his mosque in Victoria, on the Broken Hill Opal and Mining Museum, on his time in England in the 60’s, on my mother’s old boyfriends in Australia in the 50s and 60s, on the specifics of Sydney’s climate, on the Berowra Waters Inn (which I visited by boat the day before), on Ghost Lab, Rural Studio and Studio in the Woods… and of course, the death of his son Nick earlier this year. What a guy…