Neeson Murcutt Neille demonstrate a deeply empathetic approach to making architecture, one that is integrally connected to landscape, history, identity, culture and place.
Whether a surf lifesaving club, a school gymnasium, a museum or a single-family house, each project exists in dialogue with its environment. The relationship between architecture and setting is integral, the architects building on histories to find new life in contemporary contexts, informed by a deep respect for the Indigenous connection to Country.
Neeson Murcutt Neille: Setting Architecture draws on residential, civic and education projects alike to celebrate the practice’s long commitment to creating joyful spaces that contribute to private and public life. Woven throughout, Richard Black and Anna Johnson’s evocative essay unravels a tapestry of themes to uncover the practice’s intentions and the crafting of architecture around stories of family and community, along with deliberate explorations of space, colour and detail.
With immersive, full-colour images, drawings and models, along with personal reflections from the architects themselves, this monograph offers an intimate insight into a generous and inclusive way of practising architecture.