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Enter, Papua New Guinea

EnterArchitecture’s latest project is heating up its tropical location


June 16th, 2009

EnterArchietcuture’s new project in Papua New Guinea is hot stuff – literally. The house is located in the village of Kokopo, close to the active Tarvurvur volcano and is designed to utilize the tropical weather and beautiful landscapes surrounding the residence.

Architect Patrick Keane explains that the project incoporatates “integrated sustainable aspects and the mod cons, composed with lava like geometries, taking the active volcanoes in the region as inspiration.”

The curved walls of the house have a ripple effect that emulates volcanic lava. These curves encourage wind movement around the building and cross ventilation, making the house the ultimate tropical haven.

While most of the structure is left as open as possible to increase ventilation, there are more secluded areas, particularly the two bedrooms – each complete with a bathroom and study.

Due to the central location of the residence, the front walls and the back sides were given equal consideration, creating a synchronized “viewer-user dynamic”.

Geometrical arcs were used on the front walls of the house, constructed in molded pre-cast panels with radius curves extracted directly from a live computer model.

The project is due for completion in December this year.















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