Bushfire responsive architecture : strategies for reconciling bushfire and biodiversity with daily life
Weir, Ian (2009) Bushfire responsive architecture : strategies for reconciling bushfire and biodiversity with daily life. In Annual Conference of the Bushfire CRC, 22-24 September 2009, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Queensland. (Unpublished)
My perspective on the problems associated with building in bushfire prone landscapes comes from 12 years of study of the biophysical and cultural landscapes in the Great Southern Region of WA which resulted in the design and construction of the ‘Hhouse’ at Bremer Bay. The house was developed using a ‘ground up’ approach whereby I conducted a topographical survey and worked with a local botanist and a bushfire risk consultant to ascertain the level of threat that fire presented to this particular site. My intention from the outset however, was not to design a bushfire resistant house per se, but to develop a design which would place the owners in close proximity to the highly biodiverse heath vegetation of the site. I was also seeking a means—through architectural design—of linking the patterns of usage of the house with other site specific conditions related to the prevailing winds, solar orientation and seasonal change.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Poster)|
|Keywords:||Architecture, Bushfire, Sustainability, Biodiversity, Design|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > INTERDISCIPLINARY ENGINEERING (091500) > Risk Engineering (excl. Earthquake Engineering) (091507)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Ian Weir|
|Deposited On:||13 May 2010 23:30|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 14:29|
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