Extreme architecture : can architects future proof us against fire and flood.

Weir, Ian James (2011) Extreme architecture : can architects future proof us against fire and flood. In Waite, Rebekah (Ed.) Ideas Festival - Extreme Architecture : Can Architects Future-Proof us against Fire and Flood?, State Library of Queensland, State Government of Queensland, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.

Architectural Design solutions for Bushfire Prone Landscapes. Visual presentation (PDF 2MB)
Presentation. Sequential visual slides presented (live) with accompanying audio.

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In the face of Australia’s disaster-prone environment, architects Ian Weir and James Davidson are reconceptualising how our residential buildings might become more resilient to fire, flood and cyclone. With their first-hand experience of natural disasters, James, director of Emergency Architects Australia (EAA), and Ian, one of Australia’s few ‘bushfire architects’, discuss the ways we can design with disaster in mind.

Dr Ian Weir is one of Australia’s few ‘bushfire architects’. Exploring a holistic ‘ground up’ approach to bushfire where landscape, building design and habitation patterns are orchestrated to respond to site-specific fire characteristics. Ian’s research is developed through design studio teaching at QUT and through built works in Western Australia’s fire prone forests and heathlands.

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ID Code: 57279
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Dr Ian Weir's presentation with Dr James Davidson - is documented and available online at http://ideasfestival.com.au/2011/04/06/extreme-architecture/. The pdf submitted is the visual presentation authored by Dr Weir for the Ideas Festival Presentation.
Keywords: Bushfire, Sustainability, Extreme Climate, Flood, Architecture
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Ian Weir
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2013 00:00
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 00:33

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