If you believe luxury is antonymous to sustainability, the Kokopo House may force you to change your perception. Located around the TARVURVUR Volcano in Papua New Guinea, the Kokopo House is a luxurious dwelling for a Shipping CEO that apart from giving a spectacular natural surrounding to the dweller also meets sustainability measures to support the tropical weather, landscape and views with its remarkable design. Divided in separated zones, such as open access entertainment, informal secluded areas and two self-contained bedroom areas with bathrooms and study space, the luxury house is enclosed with the walls featuring fluid geometries and shapes, similar to volcanic lava, encouraging wind movement and cross ventilation around the building.
Open to the natural elements, the house removes windows to encourage free circulation of air, while the roof makes a column free formation overlaid onto the open plan as well. Apart from natural ventilation, the structure also makes use of rainwater, gathered in two storage tanks connected to the roof, for not just toilet and kitchen use but also drinking purpose after proper filtration and sterilization. Moreover, solar water heaters warm the rainwater for showers, with low watt LEDs illuminating the structure.