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Photo Max Dupain
2009 Honor Award: Gold Medal Glenn Murcutt
Magney House
Bingie Point, Australia 1984
Sited on a vast coastal plain 155 miles from Sydney, this house elaborates on schemes Murcutt had developed in previous projects — such as triple-layered exterior walls and rainwater collecting systems — while adding a distinctive butterfly roof that improves ventilation and daylight inside the residence. Where Murcutt’s earlier houses often use cores to house bathroom and plumbing, here he organizes the building in an unrelenting line, with all bathrooms and kitchens arranged along the rear wall.