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walmajarri community and language centre djugerari

IPH was chosen by the Djugerari community to design an office, training centre and staff house for Walmajarri Inc., an Aboriginal Corporation representing a group of Walmajarri people whose country is located in the Great Sandy Desert. The building is a simple cluster of pavilions under a large parasol roof that initially appears informally placed. However as one moves between the pavilions through covered exterior spaces specific views are framed and moments in the dramatic landscape are revealed. The remote location forced a simple language of durable materials and direct detailing. It is within the careful assemblage of these simple components that the architecture emerges.