Peter Stutchbury Book – Under The Edge

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Peter Stutchbury Book : Under The Edge

Australian Architecture Publication

29 Apr 2012

Book by Peter Stutchbury

Under The Edge : The Architecture of Peter Stutchbury

The architecture of the Edge, architecture of the Asia Pacific Antipodes, may be a counter-proposition to the mainstream architecture of the developed world. In order to understand one’s self, it is illuminating to attempt to understand the opposite, and it is for this reason that the architecture, particularly of Australia, the biggest land-mass in the Antipodes, now attracts international interest.

Cover of new book by Peter Stutchbury:
Book by Peter Stutchbury
photo : Lindsay Johnston

Published by the Architecture Foundation Australia, 2011
Editor: Ewan McEoin
Photography: Michael Nicholson
Design: Studio Round
288 pages hardback 280 x 220 mm
Over 400 images
ISBN 978-0-646-55233-0
National Library of Australia
Cataloguing-in-Publication
Stutchbury, Peter James, 1954
Architects – Australia Architecture
– Australia 720.92

Peter Stutchbury’s architecture speaks for itself and is well recognised by the profession in Australia through his numerous awards. He has also attracted international attention and acclaim through publication in respected journals, his success in the 2008 International Living Steel Competition for extreme climate housing in Cherepovets, Russia, and his recent completion of the ‘Wall House’ in Japan for renowned fashion designer Issey Miyake. His buildings have yet to win the acclaim they perhaps deserve outside Australia, and are of a quality of concept and detail that compare very favourably with many internationally famous contemporaries. He carries the mantle onward of great Australian ‘masters’ from whom he has learned – including Glenn Murcutt and Richard Leplastrier.

Building design by Peter Stutchbury – Contour House, Australia:
Contour House
photo : Michael Nicholson

Peter Stutchbury has also demonstrated abilities as a great teacher, alongside great teachers. His contributions to the studio at the annual Glenn Murcutt International Master Class, have been immense, his influence has been carried overseas by participants and is reflected in the invitations that have been forthcoming to him to lecture and teach. Prestigious overseas teaching appointments include the 2008 Cátedra (Chair) Luis Barragán in Mexico, the 2009 Cradle of Mankind Master Class in South Africa and the 2010 Ghost Studio in Nova Scotia, and a lecture with Richard Leplastrier at the RIBA in London in May 2011.

Peter Stutchbury carries a deep knowledge and understanding of his country, its climate, landscape and culture. The rigour of his design thinking, the innovation of his technical resolution, and his ability to manage his relatively small practice, combine with his commitment to share his knowledge through teaching, to represent an outstanding and significant contribution to the discipline of architecture, to its future and to the body of knowledge, which is cumulative.

This elegant book will bring his work to a greater audience. It includes critical essays on his work by his friends Richard Leplastrier and Professor Brit Andresen, and by Ingerid Helsing Almaas, Editor of Arkitektur N, the Norwegian Architectural Review. Peter Stutchbury, in his own words and pictures, explains the underpinnings of his philosophy and practice. A collection of ‘Projects in Brief ’ covers seminal works of his early practice. Fourteen major recent ‘Projects in Detail’ are presented, none of which have been previously published, with explanatory texts, sketches, plans and new photography. There is an illustrated chronology of all his works and a section on his working studio.

The book is available for worldwide delivery online from – www.ozetecture.org

Peter Stutchbury
Peter Stutchbury
photos : Lindsay Johnston

Lecture by Peter Stutchbury + Richard Leplastrier

Peter Stutchbury Lecture, extract below

The architecture of the Asia Pacific Antipodes may be a counter-proposition to the mainstream architecture of the developed world. In order to understand ones self, it is illuminating to attempt to understand the opposite, and it is for this reason that the architecture, particularly of Australia, attracts international interest. A benign climate in many parts facilitates dissolution of the boundary between inside and out, manifest architecturally in walls that slide completely away, corners that fold out and, even, roofs that open to the sky – buildings that can be sailed like a yacht. Thus setting up an immediacy between architecture and place, users and climate, that is ‘news’ to many from other parts of the globe and is timely, now, in the contemporary global challenge to reduce resource consumption by the human species on planet Earth. Lindsay Johnson, Convenor of the Architecture Foundation Australia.

Peter Stutchbury projects – Depot Beach House ; Beach House ; Verandah House, all Australia:
Depot Beach house australia beach house verandah house
photos : Michael Nicholson

Peter Stutchbury is in many ways a protégé of Richard Leplastrier, and he has been a winner of numerous Australian Institute of Architects Awards and published internationally in GA Houses, Abitare, etc.. He won the 2008 International Living Steel Competition for extreme housing in Cherepovets in Russia, he has held the Catedra (Chair) Luis Barragan Mexico, was a guest tutor at the 2010 Ghost Studio in Nova Scotia, and has recently completed houses in Vanuatu and Japan.

Peter Stutchbury projects – Wall House, Japan for famous Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake
Wall  house Japan
photo : Michael Nicholson

Peter Stutchbury has learned from Richard Leplastrier, and Glenn Murcutt, and has produced an impressive body of work, also finely crafted, which pushes the edge of contemporary practice in a language distinctly of the ‘Antipodes’. Both Richard and Peter are principal tutors on the annual Glenn Murcutt International Master Class in Australia.

Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class
Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class
photo : Lindsay Johnston
Glenn Murcutt Master Class

Johnston, Andresen, Murcutt, Leplastrier, Stutchbury:
Glenn Murcutt International Architecture Master Class
photo : Bundanon Trust

Contact Lindsay Johnston (Convener) at info@ozetecture.org
Architecture Foundation Australia
PO Box 90, Brooklyn, NSW 2083, Australia


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