Rule Playing and the Ratbag Element: Denton Corker Marshall
Publisher: Birkhauser 2000 Editors: Haig Beck, Jackie Cooper, Peter G. Rowe, Deyan Sudjic ISBN: 3764361611 Format: Hardcover, 251pp, 270x270mm
Over twenty-five years ago, John Denton, Bill Corker and Barry Marshall founded the architectural practice Denton Corker Marshall which went on to become one of the most influential architectural forces in Australasia, now with subsidiary offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, London and Warsaw. Their buildings can be found in many countries including Australia, Japan, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia, and they are a commanding presence in the cityscapes of Melbourne and Sydney.
Notable projects on the road to architectural acclaim were the Australian embassies and consulates in Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong. The Adelphi Hotel in Melbourne built in 1994 aroused much attention as did the spectacular Melbourne Exhibition Centre built in 1996, and the Melbourne Museum in 2000.
DCM is also active in Europe, presenting designs for the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, the Bank Slaski Headquarters in Katowice and the Millennium Plaza in Warsaw. This is the first monograph providing extensive documentation of their exciting architecture.