Category " Melanesian Architecture "

Here you find a list of posts filed under the category Melanesian Architecture.

Styles and diversity

Building traditions, Papuan Gulf, New Guinea

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 02.07.2010 at 20:44

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. Bilder Location: Paia’a village, Kerewo ethnic district , Omati River. Photographs taken 1959.

The Dilemma of rural architecture

From Thomas Schultze-Westrum on 23.06.2010 at 12:43

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 […]