THE BEST 9 BUSHFIRE RESISTANT HOUSE DESIGN IDEAS 2020

Find below the best 8 bushfire resistant house design ideas in 2020. Curated by MAU. Senior Digital Marketing Specialist at eDigital.



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THE BEST 9 BUSHFIRE RESISTANT HOUSE DESIGN IDEAS AND EXAMPLES IN 2020

The reality: The current method of house building in the Australian bush no longer works!

The Australian government will now have to review and allow different alternatives and ways for bush-fire resistant house building.

It is now time for the Australian government to re-think and allow different bushfire resistant home design and building to be accepted.

Anyway, the first step is to know what type of bushfire resistant house design ideas and examples are possible.

I hope the below bushfire resistant home design ideas and example provide hope and inspiration to not only remote marketers but any other human living on the Australian bush.

BUSHFIRE RESISTANT TIMBER HOUSE – AIREYS RAMP HOUSE – IRONS MACDUFF – AIREYS INLET GREAT OCEAN ROAD VICTORIA AUSTRALIA 

bushfire resistant timber Aireys Ramp House Irons McDuff Architecture Aireys Inlet great ocean road victoria australia

bushfire resistant timber Aireys Ramp House Irons McDuff Architecture Aireys Inlet Great Ocean Road Victoria Australia

BUSHFIRE RESISTANT ROOF – BELLBIRD RETREAT HOUSE – STEENDIJK ARCHITECTS – KILLARNEY, GOLD COAST HINTERLAND, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA 

bushfire resistant roof Bellbird Retreat House Steendijk Killarney gold coast hinterland queensland australia

bushfire resistant roof Bellbird Retreat House Steendijk Killarney gold coast hinterland Queensland Australia

BELL-EASTAWAY HOUSE – BUSHFIRE RESISTANT HOUSE DESIGN 

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bushfire resistant house design ball Eastaway House Glenorie Sydney NSW Glenn Murcutt architecture

This house design offers a defense system against forest fires. The role of the roof as introducing a sprinkler system in addition to being the capstone to the vertical lines. The metal coatings are also designed on the basis of “high risk of fire” in the area, in fact, paints used are also resistant to fire long-range and a network of small sprinklers are installed to soak the outside in case of need.

KARRI FIRE HOUSE – BUSHFIRE RESISTANT HOUSE DESIGN EXAMPLE

bushfire resistant house design build karri fire house architects Ian Weir and Kylie Feher Denmark Western Australia

bushfire resistant house design build karri fire house architects Ian Weir and Kylie Feher Denmark Western Australia

Designed for a professional fire fighter and his family, the Karri Fire House is an exemplar of affordable construction for extreme levels of bushfire attack. Sited in a Eucalyptus diversicolor (Karri) forest, south of the town of Denmark WA, this house conserves and celebrates its remarkable setting by prioritizing bushfire resilience above vegetation clearing. It does so by achieving a Bushfire Attack Level of BAL-40 through the industrial design of architectural components and the integration of technologies and materials from commercial construction and fire fighting apparel.

With a thorough understanding of AS3959 – the Australian Standard for Building in Bushfire Prone Areas – the architects and client have, together, developed a highly integrated design wherein energy efficiency and bushfire safety features are cross-purposed. Here bushfire shutters are used on a daily basis for sun, glare and insect control. The spatial planning of the house links the daily pattern of life to the performance of the shutters which slide between full and half-width structural steel bays on the north (most fire-prone) elevation.

Extreme bushfire-prone areas, nationwide, are typified by being both cold in winter and hot in summer. In response, the Karri Fire House integrates fireproof cavity masonry walls and a suspended concrete floor (with fireproof insulation) to provide the necessary thermal mass for the winter seasons. Summer heat and glare are moderated by the shutters, the verandah overhang, and, importantly, the Karri forest itself.

With a highly detailed site survey by working in close collaboration with energy consultants and structural engineers this cross-purposing and site-specificity has resulted in a bushfire responsive home which has been completed for less than $3000/m2 for the internal enclosed areas. The Karri Fire House thereby challenges the misconception that building to the higher Bushfire Attack Levels is cost-prohibitive – BAL 40 (40 kw/m2 exposure) being the second-highest level specified in AS3959.

The aesthetic objective of ‘light resilience’ is expressed through contrast – with rock-anchored heavy masonry walls – from which spring the shop-fabricated structural steel cantilevered frame. Galvanized sheet cladding and roofing not only reflects the texture of the granite outcrops and the Karri trees but also the radiant heat of bushfire. This steel shield overlays an envelope of fire-proof sarking adapted from fire-fighter’s tunics to provide a second line of fire defence.

The 1400m2 steeply sloping site is immediately adjacent a nature reserve on the Bibbulmun Track and is dominated by magnificent Karri’s amongst granite outcrops and features a vegetation conservation corridor on the downslope from the house.

With increasing pressure from bushfire legislators to clear sites – regardless of their biophysical value – the Karri Fire House presents a model for how the otherwise opposing goals of biodiversity conservation and bushfire safety can be reconciled with daily life.

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EARTH SHELTERED “WHITTLESEA HOUSE” – BUSHFIRE RESISTANT HOUSE DESIGN IDEA

Design: Sean O’Bryan. Location: Whittlesea, Victoria, Australia.

Benefit: The soil around the house is a buffer from flames and also insulates against extreme temperatures.

bushfire resistant house design whittlesea house sean obryan

bushfire resistant house design whittlesea house Sean O’Bryan



EARTH SHELTERED “NARWEE” HOUSE

Design: Baldwin O’Bryan Architects. Location: Narwee, Sydney, Australia

bushfire resistant house design build baldwin obryan architects narwee sydney australia

bushfire resistant house design build baldwin obryan architects narwee sydney australia

RAMMED EARTH HOUSE

Design: Robson Rak Architects. Location: Merricks North, Melbourne, Australia.

Benefit: The use of rammed earth as a building material is perfect for any home that is located in an area that is considered a high fire risk, giving the property a 4-hour fire rating. The “rammed earth has a very low ‘embodied energy’ in its production and construction.

rammed earth house design bushfire resistant robson rak architects merricks north melbourne australia

rammed earth house design bushfire resistant robson rak architects merricks north melbourne Australia

THE MUD CAVE  – MUD BRICK HOUSE DESIGN

Location: Hornsby Heights, Sydney, Australia

 

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the mud cave – mud-brick house design building Hornsby Sydney Australia

BEKAA VALLEY MUD BRICK HOUSE

Design:  Issa el Khodr. Location: Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

mud brick house bushfire resistant design building bekaa valley lebanon

mud brick house bushfire resistant design building bekaa valley lebanon

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