"Meritocracy or Mediocrity".
The RIAS Quarterly published in May featured a major article written by Richard about risk and procurement titled. "Meritocracy or Mediocrity". The article can be read here (pages 14-16).
"There's no place like home"
The April 2021 edition of "Scottish Field" features a six-page article by Nichola Hunter on Richard Murphy's house in Hart Street.
“Blue sky thinking gives flight to Strathaven airfield ambitions”.
Colin MacKinnon discusses his and wife Marta’s plans for the future of Strathaven airfield and of course his house based on the airfield designed by Richard. The Daily Record article can be read here.
The Royal Scottish Academy exhibition " Interior Landscapes" runs from 27th June to the 25th July 2021, and features domestic objects and furniture designed by academicians and others. Richard has lost his dining room table from his house in Hart Street for the duration of the show.
Richard has also been asked to write the forward to a new monograph on the Sri Lanka architect Palinda Kannangara published by the Spanish publisher El Croquis.
He will also be going to Portugal this Autumn (covid travel restrictions permitting) to interview the Porto Architect Eduardo Souto de Moura in anticipation of his RSA Metzstein Discourse in Edinburgh in Autumn 2021.
This interview shot in 2020 by Matt McCallum for the Mies.uk series has been posted on YouTube. Richard discusses how he came to be an architect, why as a Cheshire boy he is in Edinburgh and how he came to start his practice. The interviewer is Matt McCallum and you can view it here: