Architecture for Place: The Work of Glenn Murcutt at the UQAM Centre de Design

Running from February 6 to April 13, 2014 at the UQAM Centre de Design in Montreal, this exhibition focuses on Glenn Murcutt, winner of the 2002 Pritzker Architecture Prize and Australia’s most internationally renowned architect. His prolific, consistent work clothes a high degree of complexity in apparent simplicity. Realized over a period of 40 years, his portfolio includes more than 500 designs, all built in Australia and almost exclusively residential. With rare exceptions, he designs and oversees all his own projects.

This travelling exhibition, produced by Architecture Foundation Australia, presents a selection of his projects and examines his process, mainly through his drawings, essential tools of discovery. “[Architecture] is a marvellous expression of the process of discovery… It’s like a scientist … who doesn’t know the answer but knows the path to it… That is what I’m in it for, the joy of the path, the discovery,” says Murcutt. Anthony Browell’s photographs, included in the exhibition, reveal the harmony between the buildings and their natural environment, demonstrating that Murcutt’s sustainable approach to architecture was well ahead of its time.

The exhibition is curated by Börkur Bergmann.

The opening takes place at 6:00pm on  Wednesday, February 5, 2014.