The Ockens house was built at Cromer at Sydney’s northern beaches, close to where Glenn Murcutt lived after his family moved to Sydney following the Japanese invasion of New Guinea in 1942. The sloping site has views over Narrabeen Lakes but is part of a suburban street of houses.
To some extent this design is a reposte to occasional criticism of the non-urban (or non-suburban) location and character of much of Murcutt’s work. Due to the proximity of other houses and local building regulations...
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