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Bushfire sustainability : Strategies for reconciling bushfire and biodiversity with daily life

Weir, Ian (2010) Bushfire sustainability : Strategies for reconciling bushfire and biodiversity with daily life. [Exhibition/Event]

Description

This exhibition and catalogue provides a visual record of student work exhibited at the Australian Institute of Architects offices in Brisbane from November 15 to 29, 2010. The exhibition features the final design outcomes of the inaugural Bushfire Sustainability unit conducted at QUT in semester two, 2010.

The core objective of this unit was to develop our students’ skills in collaborative practice in design, research and presentation. The theme of ‘bushfire sustainability’ was chosen because living sustainably in bushfire prone landscapes presents a number of problems, the nature of which might only be resolved via multidisciplinary collaboration among the design disciplines.

The students involved represent the disciplines of Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, Architecture and Sustainability – all from within the School of Design at QUT. 55 students, mostly in their third year of study, worked in teams of five (one from each discipline) to design one of a number of homes in highly bushfire prone sites in either Western Australia or SE Queensland. This year level and the interdisciplinary mix are perhaps the best placed to resolve these problems: being unrestrained from the burdens of professional practice and technical overload they retain the potential for innovative, lateral thinking across the range of spatial scales and philosophical perspectives associated with inhabitation of bushfire prone landscapes.

It is envisaged that, through the ‘vehicle’ of this design research, that the students’ work will contribute to understandings of how creative design disciplines might respond to this significant national problem, which hitherto has been attended to primarily by engineering and the sciences.

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ID Code: 40792
Item Type: Creative Work (Exhibition/Event)
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
Designer
  • Katherine Aland
Designer
  • Jessica Anderson
Designer
  • Benjamin Bailey
Designer
  • Andrew Barra
Designer
  • Stanley Benoit
Designer
  • Samuel Blackburn
Designer
  • Rosebella Borsellino
Designer
  • Matt Buckley
Designer
  • Ho Ching (Amos) Chan
Designer
  • Ranald Cilento
Designer
  • Teresa Canas
Designer
  • Hanqi Dong
Designer
  • Melissa Drake
Designer
  • Alex Edwards
Designer
  • Fadilla Fajriandini
Designer
  • Emily Gomez
Designer
  • Wanda Griffin
Designer
  • Zillah Hall
Designer
  • Lauren Hickling
Designer
  • Kim Hoang
Designer
  • Chris Hodgson
Designer
  • Scott Howarth
Designer
  • Tareq Jeavons
Designer
  • Wenhao (Lance) Jia
Designer
  • Clint Keiser
Designer
  • Phoebe King
Designer
  • Matilda Klaebe
Designer
  • Denis Kwan
Designer
  • Andrew Kyriacou
Designer
  • Arabella Lapitan
Designer
  • Tracy Lau
Designer
  • Hao-Yang Li
Designer
  • Ashley Lin
Designer
  • Juen (Norman) Lu
Designer
  • Shaun McCoombes
Designer
  • Joel Moore
Designer
  • Luis Moriones
Designer
  • Rafaela Muliadi
Designer
  • Man Ho Ng
Designer
  • Sarah Nicholas
Designer
  • Laughlan Rabbidge
Designer
  • Dylan Randall
Designer
  • Lincoln Rothwell
Designer
  • Thomas Schubel
Designer
  • Nathan Shute
Designer
  • Kirtsy Stone
Designer
  • Paul Street
Designer
  • Damien Tammer
Designer
  • Roger Wang
Designer
  • Alexander Ward
Designer
  • Steven Webster
Designer
  • Hayley Witt
Designer
  • Phil Wong
Designer
  • Brendan Woodley
Designer
  • Jeremy Zigenbine
Locations/Venues:
Location: From date: To date:
Australian Institute of Architects, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 2010-11-15 2010-11-29
Keywords: Bushfire, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Architecture, Landscape
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2011 13:14
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:31

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