Paul Morgan Architects
Publisher: Uro Publications 2013 Editor: Maitiú Ward Design: Paul Marcus Fuog, Uriah Gray, ISBN: 9780987228178 Format: Paperback, 112pp, 230mm x 190mm
From survival pods for a climate-stressed Australia of the near-future, to buildings sculpted to respond to the environment that surrounds them, the work of Paul Morgan Architects is a highly unconventional blend of science fiction, sustainability and speculation. Despite operating in a mode far from the architectural norm, however, the practice has received a slew of awards in the decade since its inception, including the Robin Boyd Award for Residential Buildings and a citation for the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment.
This book, the first volume in Uro's minimono series, documents a selection of Paul Morgan Architects’ most significant public and private commissions, including its multi-award winning residential work and its more recent educational and institutional design. Critical contributions include writing by Kristin Feireiss, co-founder of the architectural forum Aedes in Berlin and a former director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Conrad Hamann, author and architectural historian, and Dr Vivian Mitsogianni, Associate Professor in Architecture at RMIT University.
Richly illustrated with photography by Peter Bennetts as well as the practice’s own drawings and visualisations, the book provides a deep insight into both the work and the processes behind this maverick Australian architecture studio.
What others think...
"Through its projects, finely illustrated in the book, the practice contemplates architecture as a kind of cultural edifice – ultimately a solid object, but built from the complexity of cultural constructs and lore." – Carey Lyon, Architecture Australia
Winner of an Australian Institute of Architects Bates Smart Architecture in the Media commendation.
About the Minimono series:
Uro’s minimono series distils the big ideas of burgeoning architectural practices into compact books with a critical remit. Each edition in the series focuses on the output of a select practice, unpacking its thinking and approach through the presentation and analysis of a collection of key works. Modestly presented and affordably priced, the minimono series nevertheless offers readers rare insights into the conceptual genesis of some of Australia’s most innovative architectural practices.