In the Work of Glenn Murcutt
The world is in an environmental crisis. Architects have the duty to save the natural environment through responsible and site-sensitive design work. Through the ideals derived from regional, ecological, and cultural ties, Ecological Functionalism guides an architect to design a building that responds directly to the environment in which it is placed. To explore this, the author traveled to Australia during 2016 to interview internationally recognized architect Glenn Murcutt and to analyze his projects. This research is a case study of the Fredericks-White House. A close examination and comparison of collected information will demonstrate how Ecological Functionalism can help reduce the emissions that are destroying our environment.