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Western Desert Clinics

CompanyKaunitz Yeung Architecture
Lead DesignersDavid Kaunitz
Design TeamKa Wai Yeung, Emma Trask Ward
Project LocationPunmu & Parnngurr Comunities Western Australia
ClientPuntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service
CreditsPhotos: Brett Boardman
Prize(s)Silver in Architecture Categories / Sustainable Living/Green
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Entry Description

The design process was by the architect spending significant time in the communities, facilitating iterative consultation. This enabled impromptu discussions and all voices to be heard from a nomadic culture that is not always comfortable speaking within the mob. The result is a hundred small things that have enriched the architecture by making it subtly more appropriate to place and culture. The modular buildings are contextualized through customization including the and the art screens, which integrate the building into place and culture.