Architecture

Rethinking the Architecture of Bush Dwellings and Settlements

On January 25, 2019, the Swedish sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg warned World Economic Forum delegates, “Our house is on fire!” Eight months later, along the south and south-east of Australia from Melbourne to Brisbane, bushfires on an unprecedented scale and intensity exploded as if in answer. Australians were stunned by the loss of life, the quantity of houses and infrastructure destroyed, and the estimate of more than a billion wild animals incinerated. We had entered a new era of the climate regime that presaged major shifts in ecology that threaten the survival of dry eucalyptus forest. Australia has always been a…

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