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A pictorial record of Melanesian architectural diversity, part one

Region: Southern New Guinea, Gulf of Papua.

Location: Village Tutugu, inland of Kerewo ethnic district, Kikori River.

Photographs taken 1966.


Location: Paia'a village, Kerewo ethnic district , Omati River.

Photographs taken 1959.

Under construction!

Part I - Introduction/general:

Village architecture was strictly traditional like all forms of life on the small community level. Much older than urban architecture, but now totally dominated by that. Urbanized people now design rural “traditional” buildings pseudo and suburban rather than rural in their genuine communal context.

Cf. three more articles/examples: New Guinea (Melanesia) - part II; Greece - part III and Bavaria - part IV

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