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Sydney Opera House in Australia

The startling, shell-shaped Sydney Opera House in Australia is a finalist in the campaign to choose the New 7 Wonders of the World.

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A Guide for Travelers to Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand are pioneer territories, and their architecture expresses the free spirit of a people who are ever-ready to break conventional molds. From the "primitive modernism" of Glenn Murcutt to the eye-catching expressionism of Jørn Utzon, this part of the world has become a leader in architectural innovation.

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Famous Architects in Australia:

  • Glenn Murcutt
    The world was astounded when this low key architect, who designs mostly small rural houses, won the prestigious Pritzker Prize for 2002.
  • Walter Burley Griffin
  • Marion Mahony Griffin
    Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin were American architects who had worked for Frank Lloyd Wright before they moved their practice to Australia. Walter Burley Griffin designed the master plan for Australia's capital city. His wife, Marion Mahony, oversaw the design of many private homes.

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  • Butterpaper
    A thorough, well-organized entry point to Australasian architecture with news and reviewed links. Australia, New Zealand, and beyond.

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