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Eco-friendly “Great Wall of Australia” Naturally Protects Residents from Sweltering Outback Heat

Built using simple and naturally available materials, this structure is 230mm wide and is the longest rammed wall in Australia. Originally built to accommodate the cattle workers during the scorching heat in West Australia, this is an eco-friendly structure that represents how architectural patters have changed over the course of time. This was constructed by the Luigi Rosselli Architects and is also called as the Great Wall of Australia, as the edge is tucked into a sand dune.

The material used in the construction of this wall is iron-rich sandy clay that was obtained from a building site and the gravel required was picked from a river nearby. This was held together by making use of water from a local bore. This forms the façade of the structure and the sand dune forms the rear and roof of the building. The structure is built in a way such that it stays cool naturally even when it is hot outside and tit comprises of 12 apartments. The design is minimal yet great and is eco-friendly and energy efficient, thereby saving up greatly on both time and resources.

Eco-friendly great wall australia

Eco-friendly great wall australia

Eco-friendly great wall australia

Eco-friendly great wall australia

Eco-friendly great wall australia

Eco-friendly great wall australia

Eco-friendly great wall australia

Eco-friendly great wall australia

Eco-friendly great wall australia

Eco-friendly great wall australia

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