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The Marie Short House
A discusison on Glenn Murcutt's Marie Short House in semi-rural New South Wales.
# 142181 | 1,000 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Environmental Studies (Design) , Architecture (General)

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The paper discusses how Glenn Murcutt's Marie Short House in semi-rural New South Wales has been acclaimed as environmental architecture but also shows important tectonic principles and careful attention to setting, surrounding nature and the best ways to create an aesthetic, functional and energy efficient structure that does not disrupt the local landscape. The paper provides a theoretical discussion on the architect as the local professional.

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"Glenn Murcutt (b.1936) graduated in Architecture from the University of New South Wales in 1961 and proceeded to create residential and institutional structures fusing Australian vernacular and modernist design. He is now world famous, the recipient of the 2002 Prikitzer Prize among other distinctions. (N.A. 2002) Murcutt refuses to accept projects beyond Australia for he is devoted to tectonic principles of design and construction and feels unqualified to design structures for a different environment. He is notorious for doing without staff, draftsmen, model..."

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