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Cameron Bruhn’s new monograph surveys 20 years of Australian architecture

Cameron Bruhn’s new monograph surveys 20 years of Australian architecture

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Richly illustrated and grand in format, MMXX: Two Decades of Architecture in Australia reflects on and evaluates 59 acclaimed projects completed between 2000 and 2019 by more than 100 of the country’s leading practices. From visionary city-making endeavours to finely crafted residences and poetic sheds nestled in the countryside, perusers of the tome’s 306 glossy pages are taken on a journey through projects of varying scales and locations.

Authored by Cameron Bruhn, dean and head of school at The University of Queensland’s School of Architecture, the weighty monograph is cleverly organised by capacities (think concert audience numbers, the amount of babies born or heads gathered to witness moments in history) to tell a story about how residents, workers and visitors occupy and engage with each space.

Partnered with ten essays by leading thinkers who document the cultures and the ideas that have shaped architecture today, MMXX: Two Decades of Architecture in Australia guides readers through contemporary antipodean architecture, foregrounding its invaluable contribution to the Australian built environment and paving the way for an optimistic future.

MMXX: Two Decades of Architecture in Australia, Thames & Hudson, $80. 


MMXX is a survey of the most influential, innovative and exciting Australian architecture of the past 20 years.

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