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Glenn Murcutt Masterclass – First Hand Experience

- by Matej Gašperič

One of the leading Slovenian online architectural resources – Trajekt (trajekt.org) has asked me to write about my experience of GMMC.

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Since those two weeks of July, 2011, I have spent down under, proved to be one of the most significant and pleasurable weeks and a pivotal point of my life, when I started to write, I instantly got carried away. And I ended with triple the size of the maximum amount of text. As I usually do!
Therefore I have to rewrite it completely…
But on the other hand, I kind of like how the original story turned out since I find it quite readable. So therefore, I have decided to post it in my Scrapbook anyway since my readers are used to read my long posts :)

“Dear passengers! This is your captain speaking. We are about to…” Words from…

 
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Charcoal

- by Matej Gašperič

Some charcoal sketches from the first week of GMMC 2011 in Riversdale (Australia, NSW)…

During the first day we have been wandering around the site, we have decided to name the places so that we would be able to talk about particular locations more easily. Easily memorable names such as “Kangaroo Hill”, “Wombat Hill”, “Boyd Mountain”, “Cuckoobara Hill”, “Mimosa Creek”,… quickly got adopted by other groups and even the tutors used them during their critics :)

 

 
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Impressions

- by Matej Gašperič

During the Glenn Murcutt International Master Class 2011 (GMMC 2011), we have been privileged to be able to visit and experience some of the architectural masterpieces designed by our tutors.

Each one of them would need at least a series of photographs to be presented adequately. For some of them, even that would not be enough. Therefore, to rise your interest, I have opted to publish here only some of the photos. I have tried to find some, which you would not be able to find in books or on the internet and that express some message I have found important during the visit.

As in many of his houses, Glenn Murcutt has used glass walls in  Frederick / White House, to emphasize the spacious feeling inside the house.

One rarely…

 
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