Favourite international holiday destination, and why?
Japan. It’s a country with a split personality — manic Tokyo with 18 million people where every whim is catered for in a whirlwind of noise and lights, and the quietness and beauty embedded in the craft and culture of the country. It’s an architectural goldmine too!
Ultimate Australian escape, and why?
Sailing the Whitsundays. It’s hard to beat the freedom of a yacht in some of the most spectacular surroundings and beaches in the world.
Which do you prefer — country or city living, and why?
City. A big city exposes the human condition and reminds us of the incredible capabilities of human beings for good and bad.
A weekend in summer is best spent …
On Stradbroke Island — the water is just warm enough to jump in; you are guaranteed to see whales, dolphins and turtles on the Gorge Walk, the fish are biting and the evenings are just cool enough for a bottle of red. Perfect.
Favourite room in your home, and why?
The edge is my favourite place to be. I’m sitting on the back deck right now, watching the birds in the Banksia tree and enjoying the Spring morning.
With your Morningside Residence winning the House Alterations/Additions category at the 2018 House Awards, what is one thing you wish people knew about architecture …
Great architecture can teach us more about ourselves and the world around us. If we were all to think that every building has a civic responsibility rather than being a commodity for profit, our lives would be so much richer.
A weekend in spring is best spent…
On Stradbroke Island – the water is just warm enough to jump in; you are guaranteed to see whales, dolphins and turtles on the Gorge walk, the fish are biting and the evenings are just cool enough for a bottle of red. Perfect.
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