Troppo Architects

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Historically, the phrase "going troppo" came into prominence during World War II. It meant to be "heat affected," one went "off," a little mad in the heat of the tropics. This is the story of two architects who "went troppo," but in doing so, found another state. For them it meant becoming acclimatised, not going "off" at all, but understanding the place "Going troppo" was revealing--even enlightening--and it would provide the basis for a new practice of architecture in Australia's Northern Territory.

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Philip Goad is the author of "New Directions in Australian Architecture" and a professor of architecture at the faculty of architecture, building, and planning at the University of Melbourne. Rowan Wilken is a writer and researcher in Melbourne. Julie Willis is the principal author of "Women Architects in Australia 1900-1950" and is a senior lecturer in architecture at the faculty of architecture, building, and planning at the University of Melbourne.

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