Contributor: Jack Patrick Garner

Jack Patrick Garner is a freelance ultra marathon runner, occasional writer and infatuated with well considered architecture and design. A high-powered mutant - never considered for mass production, his eclectic interests run the gamut from molecular nanotechnology and wood formed concrete slabs to Rick Owen’s 2007 exploder collection and Melbourne’s finest soaps.

Clinton Murray’s House for Pam

With their signature timber facades, the residential projects of architect Clinton Murray remain quintessentially of the Australian coastal spirit. Both in borrowing from, and camouflaging with, their often-natural surroundings, he creates homes that recall the history and texture of the bush – not least because reclaimed timber is his material of choice