Architecture as Material Culture
The Work of Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, With Kenneth Frampton
A place acquires meaning through human intervention and transformation. Raised to the level of architecture these transformations interpret and represent society’s values and aspirations. FJMT has a reputation as an ideas-driven practice with an agenda for strong public engagement and resolution of tectonics. Architecture as Material Culture documents this ability to uncover the real and often contradictory issues and potentials of a project through a very careful analysis of purpose and place.
Australian architecture practice Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp's work varies in scale, yet it is all unified by an intuitive sense of place and an elaboration of the tectonic. Form Material Assembly presents FJMT’s work in detail and places it within the emerging culture of Australian architecture. It documents FJMT’s contribution to the wider culture of place and of architecture. A place acquires meaning through human intervention and transformation. Raised to the level of architecture, these transformations represent society’s values.