Dream homes

Clad the facade with wood – a modern house with Brise Soleil as sun protection for more privacy

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The architects from Brise Soleil House wanted to clad the facade with wood and design a compact 2-bedroom apartment with 173 square meters of living space. This is at the top of a steep, west-facing block near Port Moresby Harbor. The house overlooks the city’s former freight terminal.

Modern construction – clad the facade with wood

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The building is largely made of in-situ concrete, and the facade of the house is clad with a wave-shaped cladding made of wood. This enables shade, privacy and ventilation in the master suite at the same time. The cladding flattens out as it continues around the building. This provides screen-filling protection for the upper gallery to control the western sun and to gain views of the coral sea.

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From a design perspective, the wood cladding pays homage to the local woodworking traditions seen in lowland pile dwellings. A system of complex connecting pieces and a high degree of surface type are used. In addition, such a design draws on a broad discussion about facade cladding in equatorial architecture. This can be found in the canon of modernism and in the 20th century by Ossipoff, Ferrie, Rudolf and others.

Clad the facade with wood and use natural materials

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The outer facade and the doors are made of 50 x 50 mm rough sawn, acetylated pine wood, which is glued and dowelled to digitally executed, complex overlapping joints. The house cladding and the wooden doors with a total area of ​​more than 80 square meters contain more than 2200 pieces in total and over 700 unique pieces with CNC-machined overlap connections, often at both ends.

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The milling, joining, finishing and joining of panels took place in the designer workshop on the Gold Coast of Australia and was transported by container to Papua New Guinea for installation. The entire assembly was organized as a system of seamless 1200 mm long panels and doors. These are not only used for transport and assembly, but also minimize the need for skilled workers on site.

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Although each panel is unique, the method of installation was identical. It took about 2 days for a team of 3 construction workers who worked entirely by hand on scaffolding. The 8 door panels were similarly assembled in one day.

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