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Luigi Rosselli Studio creates its very own great wall with this sprawling project in Western Australia. The longest rammed earth wall in the country, this 230 meter clay construction plays home to 12 houses designed as temporary residences for local cattle herders. The typically Australian corrugated iron house is replaced with a contemporary build using locally sourced materials formed to create cool homes in scorching temperatures. Large open patios provide natural ventilation while the earth covered roofs offer much needed protection from the blazing sun. Grassy spaces punctuating the arid, red-tinged landscape, the Great Wall of WA creates a welcoming environment across a tough terrain; a more human approach earning them nomination in the Western Australia architecture awards.

Words by Lena Dystant
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