Glenn Murcutt "Thinking Drawing, Working Drawing"
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With a history of winning many national and international awards including the Pritzker Prize, Australian architect Glenn Murcutt is a representative master in the contemporary architectural world. After establishing his own office in 1969, he has taken the stance of doing all design-related tasks himself, employing neither staff nor secretary, and not relying on computers. Including unbuilt projects, he has undertaken about 500 designs, focused on private houses.
These works pay constant attention to the climate of Australia, and are exemplified by a group of houses emphasizing sustainability, in an admirable resonance and unity with their environment. Without relying on mechanical equipment such as air conditioning, achieving natural ventilation through space planning and aperture layout, skillfully controlling light, shadow, wind, and insect damage through openings comprising three layers of precisely movable louvers, screen doors, and glass doors, with rainspouts and rainwater tanks in order to mitigate water shortages, built with recyclable materials allowing repeated extensions and alterations… Throughout the details of Murcutt’s architecture there are devices that confront the natural environment and make maximum use of its endowments.
This exhibition will be Japan’s first broad introduction to the architecture of Glenn Murcutt. In addition, on June 12, the opening day of the exhibition, Murcutt will give a lecture on the occasion of his first visit to Japan.
Introducing the charm of the architectural works of a man who says, “I have always believed in the act of discovery rather than creativity. We do not create the work. I believe we, in fact, are discoverers. I see architecture as a path of discovery and that is very important for me,” not to mention a personage worthy of respect, please do not miss this exhibition and lecture.
Lecture on June 12th, 2008 in English
*Simultaneous interpretation from English into Japanese will be available.
Doors open at 17:30, starts at 18:30
Apply here: http://www.toto.co.jp/gallerma/ex080612/sympsm_e.htm
Venue: Yomiuri Hall
In front of the Exit for ‘Tokyo International Forum’ at JR ‘Yurakucho’ Station,
Directly to the Hall, please take the Exit-D4, D6 of ‘Yurakucho’ Station on the Yurakucho-line or ‘Hibiya’ Station on the Mita-line,
3 min from the Exit-A2 of ‘Hibiya’ Station on the Chiyoda-line,
5 min from the Exit-C9 of ‘Ginza’ Station on the Ginza, or Chiyoda-line
From 2008-06-12 To 2008-08-09
Exhibit of Australian architect Glenn Murcutt allows viewer to examine the nuts and bolts of architecture.