Year of Completion

1-1-1998

Client

Noumea City

Material of interest

Iroko wood

Material Used

Laminated wood and natural wood, concrete, coral, aluminum castings, glass panels, tree bark and stainless steel

Properties of Materials

The iroko (Clorophora excelsa) timber used extensively was imported from Africa (native to tropical Africa, from Sierra Leone to Tanzania); it was decided to use iroko because it was durable, and mostly resistant to attack by insects, fungi and mould.

Material Properties

Material of interest: Iroko wood

Material used: Laminated wood and natural wood, concrete, coral, aluminum castings, glass panels, tree bark and stainless steel

Properties of material: The iroko (Clorophora excelsa) timber used extensively was imported from Africa (native to tropical Africa, from Sierra Leone to Tanzania); it was decided to use iroko because it was durable, and mostly resistant to attack by insects, fungi and mould.

Application

Exterior façade and structure

Climate

Humid Subtropical

Environmental Response

Durable

Keywords

Exterior façade, Structure, Humid Subtropical, Durable

Location

Nouméa, New Caledonia

Sources

Architect website: http://www.rpbw.com/

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Date submitted

8-1-2013

Disciplines

Architecture

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