Glenn Murcutt AO in Conversation with Lauren Taylor and Simon Winkler



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“Making buildings that are like instruments is very important to me. The buildings respond to the light, to air movements, to prospect, to refuge, to comfort. They work like instruments that produce the sound and the colour of the composer. But, I am not the composer. I just make the instruments. The light, the sound and the air are already there. I just make buildings that allow people to sense them.”
– Glenn Murcutt AO

At the start of the MPavilion season, we were joined by our 2019 architect Glenn Murcutt AO for a special edition of our podcast.

Glenn Murcutt AO spoke with Triple R broadcasters Lauren Taylor and Simon Winkler, while sitting inside his newly completed pavilion. In this podcast, Glenn explains in poetic detail his design for the 2019 edition of MPavilion. We hear how the surrounding park breathes into this seasonal structure, and how all his works are is in deep dialogue with their environment. We also learn more about the origins of his keen observational skills and work ethic, instilled in childhood.

Join us to listen in to this wide ranging conversation that touches on experimentation, creativity, discipline and design.

Listen here.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.