Architecture of Faith by Glenn Murcutt

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Dates
from 9 August 2016 – 19 February 2017. Open daily, 10am-5pm. Entry is free.
Venue
Glenn Murcutt: Architecture of Faith is on display at National Gallery of Victoria 180 St Kilda Road. Melbourne VIC 3006. Australia

Glenn Murcutt

Glenn Murcutt AO is one of Australia’s most respected architects. He has received twenty-five Australian architecture awards, including the RAIA Gold Medal, and international awards such as the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize; Alvar Aalto Medal (Finland); Richard Neutra Award (United States); ‘Green Pin’ International Award for Architecture and Ecology (Denmark); and the Asia Pacific Culture and Architecture Design Award.

Murcutt was born in London, to Australian parents, in 1936. He grew up in the Morobe district of New Guinea, where he developed an appreciation for simple, primitive architecture. After graduating in 1961 with a degree in architecture from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Murcutt travelled for two years before returning to Sydney to work in the office of Ancher, Mortlock, Murray and Woolley. He remained with this firm for five years before establishing his own practice in 1970.

Murcutt’s small but exemplary practice is well known for its environmentally sensitive designs with a distinctive Australian character. His buildings, which are principally residential, are a blend of modernist sensibility, local craftsmanship and respect for nature.

Hakan Elevli

Hakan Elevli has previously been a partner with the international firm, Peddle Thorp Architects before becoming the Principal of Elevli Plus. During this time, he has fine-tuned his creative and technical skills working on a broad range of projects. These include prestigious residential commissions, high-rise towers, commercial developments, community and educational facilities, sporting facilities and resorts. in addition to these Australian projects, Hakan has significant international experience with a range of diverse projects located in New Zealand, China, Vietnam and Turkey. Hakan also collaborates with acclaimed architect Glenn Murcutt to produce visionary designs.

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