Luigi Rosselli Architects: Great Wall Of W.A.


The Great Wall of W.A. Copyright: 2015 Luigi Rosselli Architects; Photographer: Edward Birch

Designed by Italian-born, Australian-based architect Luigi Rosselli, these truly unique residences embody the landscape and vernacular of the Australian outback.

Embedded in an undulating 230 metre rammed earth wall in an arid, remote enclave in Western Australia, The Great Wall of W.A. harks back to the frugal material pragmatism of opal miners’ subterranean dwellings in Coober Pedy, South Australia, or even further afield to some of the vernacular forms first celebrated by Bernard Rudofsky, in his ground-breaking MoMA exhibition and the subsequent publication, Architecture Without Architects: a Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture.

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