More for Less

written by Glen Murcutt

photo Anthony Browell

The time of nature is her daily cycle, her seasonal cycle, the time of the moon’s phases and the consequential tidal movements, the time it takes for a storm to develop, the clouds to gather and then pass – this is nature’s time – human time once worked with nature’s time – but no longer.


Human time has, over the last 60 years, developed into accelerated time and out of sync with nature’s time.


During this period of human time, in architecture there have been some works that seem wonderful, but they may not stand any test of time.