In his architecture, Andrews shows more
concern with solving specific site and programmatic requirements
than with establishing a distinctive style. He develops the
building and site according to climatic conditions and user
needs. With a rational approach that emphasizes circulation and
user interaction, Andrews creates user friendly environments.
Because he stresses the functional identity of his architecture,
Andrews uses a design process that contrasts sharply with the
more romantic architecture generated by his countrymen during
the same period. As an architect, Andrews has not been compelled
to follow any particular tradition. His international practice
and absence from Australia during his formative years has set
him apart from his contemporaries.. He has developed his own
approach to architecture after a series of experiments. His
understanding of the climatic, social, economic and
constructional influence on architecture has enabled him to find
appropriate solutions for the design problems at hand.
Muriel Emmanuel. Contemporary Architects. New York: St.
Martin's Press, 1980. ISBN 0-312-16635-4. NA 680-C625. p33-35.
Randall J. Van Vynckt. International Dictionary of
Architects and Architecture. London: St. James Press, 1993. ISBN
1-55862-087-7. NA40.I48 1993.
John Andrews has an amazing face - the
eyebrows say it all. I found it difficult not to photograph him
up close! His face is so full of wisdom and reminds of a
quintessential, hard working but fun loving Australian
character. He was very easy to photograph and his great
disposition is reflected in the shots. "I had heard quite a bit
about John, as he is a famous architect. He is still extremely
passionate about his work - he showed me a book on his work and
beamed with pride when explaining design features. He spent time
out of Australia early in his career including studying at
Harvard. He is still an Aussie at heart and we talked about his
latest venture - a vineyard and deer farm."