Injalak Arts Centre, Arnhem Land, NT, 2016
Injalak Arts Centre, located in the small community of Gunbalanya in Western Arnhem Land is a fully-indigenous owned and operated arts centre that plays multiple roles within the community, from generating livelihoods for local people, and enabling Government programs, to being a social hub.
Troppo, in a joint venture with Grampians Homes, delivered 'Love Shacks' for the purpose of Tourist and Staff Accommodation as part of the expansion of the Arts Centre
There's a pair of accommodation units, with adjoining Bathrooms, they're constructed robustly from real material, shipped to site as flat packed portables and constructed with help from the local community.
Perched mezzanine bedrooms open up to the sounds and views of the surrounding wetlands though full height operable walls and shutters. Downstairs open living sits within a perforated screened verandah. Awnings (which shutter down for the Wet) and a proposed tropical garden setting will complete demands for shelter, shade and privacy.