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Australia's climate, geographic isolation, abundance of land, and breathtakingly beautiful landscape make an ideal settingfor some of the world's arresting architecture. Ever since Glenn Murcutt's unique blend of modern and vernacularsensibilities captured the attention of the international design community and the 2002 Pritzker Prize, Australia cementedits reputation as a showcase for innovative contemporary architecture. In recent years a new breed of Australian architects has boldly challenged the nostalgia of the rural mythology—with its now-overused metaphors of bush andbeach—in favor of a distinctly new urban sensibility defined by a strong sense of process and exploration.

Next Wave: New Australian Architecture presents the work of sixteen of the country's most talented and cutting-edge studios who, with the support of open-minded clients, have embraced a broad range of new influences, innovative materials, and experimental design practices. Featuring stunning photography, drawings, and plans, the fifty-nine projects in Next Wave reflect the diversity of contemporary Australian architecture in its post-Murcutt generation. From Clinton Murray's modernist, recycled-wood log cabins to Minifie Nixon's radical techno-geometrics—these projects break new ground while maintaining the existing tradition of high-quality buildings that respect important issues of sustainability and environmentalism. Architects featured include, Richard Kirk, Bark Design, David Boyle, Marsh Cashman Koolloos, Adam Haddow (SJB), Clinton Murray, Cassandra Complex, Elenberg Fraser, Neil and Idle, BKK, Staughton, Terroir, Iredale Pedersen Hook, and more.

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This volume presents the work of 16 young architects and firms from Australia, illustrating how they represent the new wave of the field. Jackson (architecture, U. of New South Wales, Australia) discusses their similarities and differences in the introduction, then provides many color photos and drawings and brief discussions of 59 projects by those such as Clinton Murray, Minifie Nixon, Richard Kirk, David Boyle, BKK, and Neil and Idle. There is no index. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Davina Jackson is the former editor of Architecture Australia magazine and is currently an associate professor of architecture at the University of New South Wales. Her previous books include 40UP: Australian Architecture's Next Generation and Australian Architecture Now.

Product Details

Jackson, Davina
Princeton Architectural Press
McGrath, Shannon
Essay by:
MacKenzie, Andrew
MacKenzie, Andrew
Architecture - Australia - 20th century
Architecture - Australia - 21st century
General Architecture
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Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
8.75 x 8 x 1.25 in 2.37 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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