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Karen will share insights gleaned from the late Bruce Rickard about his approach to design, and discuss how her admiration for her home ultimately inspired her to write the Iconic Australian houses books and in turn curate the Iconic Australian houses exhibition.
Built on a steep battle-axe block, Bruce Rickard’s Marshall House (1967) exemplifies Rickard’s architectural principles – a strong emphasis on indoor and outdoor living spaces, the use of natural materials and a connection to the landscape.
Rickard’s approach to architecture is human in both its scale and sensitivity. It is essentially life affirming, optimistic and makes a meaningful connection with nature. Karen McCartney
Date built, architect: 1967, Bruce Rickard
Tour leader: Karen McCartney, author, guest curator and current owner of the Marshall House
Additional information: No photography permitted | Not accessible by wheelchair
Iconic Australian Houses
Kicking off a new season of exciting exhibitions and events on April 12 will be Iconic Australian Houses, at the Museum of Sydney, exploring 29 iconic architect-designed 20th century houses from the 1950s to the 1990s, and presented in partnership with the Architecture Foundation of Australia.
For 3 or more tours
General $25 per tour
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