Why are we so passionate about design? Sometimes we need a reminder. While we work on a variety of projects from selecting wallpaper, paint color and pillows to designing large scale additions with new kitchens, bathrooms, etc., we strive to have some focus with each project: some element of interest, balance and perfection. For us, it has become increasingly important as designers not to lose that spark, or when it starts to slip out of reach, to be reminded of how design can have an impact.
Taking a step back and looking at others work can help provide us with insights and reflection into why the profession is so meaningful, and why our decisions matter.
Here are some of the works by Glenn Murcutt; considered by many to be the greatest living architect. We’re inspired by him and many other architects and designers and thought we’d share a bit with you. Maybe his work will inspire you as well.
In his Marika Alderton House, Murcutt addresses the issue of prototype housing for a family that was living in a typical aboriginal type home. Studying wind, solar and environmental impacts as well as construction methods led him to create a design that is simple and elegant. Simply constructed, it hovers above the ground. While his other projects are certainly larger in scale and fitted out with modern materials and amenities, the simplicity of the elements of this home are inspiring and clearly a thread that runs through all of his designs.