Location: Papua New Guinea
Working with fluid geometries similar to volcanic lava, 3D computer software simulated lava like effects, allowing the walls to flow and undulate through the site encouraging a variety of non-compositional spaces to unfold. These geometries carry into all programmatic requirements including built in furniture, open plan kitchen and the feature stair.
The roof is a column free structure overlaid onto the open plan. Working with geometries suggestive of tropical plants, geometrical arcs were used on all facades. These curves encourage wind movement a round the building and cross ventilation. Because of its isolated location, the back, sides and front facades were given equal consideration encouraging a viewer / user dynamic interaction with the building encouraging movement around it to fully comprehend the spatial direction of the building’s design. The building materials will also be earthquake resistant, concrete foundations and walls will protect the first level. Then, the structure will lighten with a wooden roof canopy and a series of tilted planes which are placed at angles to deflect the collection of volcanic dust.
Purpose: Legal offices/ Function Spaces
Size: 800 sqm
Completion: December 2012