A new exhibition featuring the work of world-renowned architect Glenn Murcutt, has opened today (Friday, 26 June) in The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture and will be shown until 4 October.

‘Touch the Earth Lightly’, is a series of exhibitions and events which demonstrate Murcutt’s concept that the best places are created when we understand the importance of harmony between nature, materials and climate.

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The exhibition presented by the Architecture Foundation Australia, originated in the Gallery Ma in Tokyo, and has since toured six venues in Australia, and then internationally to Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Architekturzentrum in Vienna, Museum of  Finnish Architecture, International Centre for Urbanism Architecture and Landscape in Brussels, Museum of Architecture and Design Ljubljana, the Centre de Design à l’UQAM in Montreal and most recently Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, Phoenix, Arizona.

Ian Elder, The Lighthouse, commented: Glenn Murcutt has built his practice on his regard for the landscape and environment in which he builds houses. “Bringing his exhibition to The Lighthouse has given us the opportunity to look more closely at rural architecture in Scotland, especially how it keeps an identity which is relevant to its location. We are delighted to work with A+DS on this exhibition and have the support of Creative Scotland.”

Glenn Murcutt is Australia’s most famous architect and was selected as recipient of the prestigious 2002 Pritzker Architecture Prize. He has received twenty-five Australian Architecture awards including the RAIA Gold Medal and was awarded the honour

As part of the Touch the Earth Lightly season Architecture and Design Scotland presents Homegrown: celebrating housing in Scotland’s landscape. Jim MacDonald, chief executive, A+DS said: “The Homegrown exhibition explores rural housing from a Scottish perspective, focusing on the relationship between buildings, place and materials. It celebrates the strong relationship our rural architecture has with the Scottish landscape.  As part of the season we are also delighted to host ISLAND – Eight houses for the Isle of Harris – an exhibition created by the AE foundation.