Tag: 2019/2020 bushfire crisis

Research shows that climate change is contributing to increasing bushfire risk.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 18 May 2020

Bushfire rebuild should mandate zero-emission buildings

The Australian Institute of Architects has called for mandatory zero-emissions buildings in bushfire reconstruction efforts.

Institute calls for donations for bushfire rebuilding effort
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 3 Feb 2020

Institute calls for donations for bushfire rebuilding effort

The Australian Institute of Architects has launched a donation drive for its rebuild-focused charitable campaign in response to the ongoing bushfire crisis.

Bushfire haze over Sydney.
Discussion | Linda Cheng | 23 Jan 2020

‘We have a responsibility’: architects make carbon neutral pledge

A new initiative has seen a number of Australian architecture practices commit to becoming carbon neutral businesses by the end of 2020.

Aerial photograph of Darwin’s CBD.

Ethical and scientifically sound architectural solutions to the climate crisis

Can architecture and construction science influence the regional and global climate crisis and provide credible, scientifically sound and ethical solutions?

Collective action will be needed for truly regenerative bushfire recovery
Discussion | Caroline Pidcock | 10 Jan 2020

Collective action will be needed for truly regenerative bushfire recovery

Architects Declare’s Caroline Pidcock argues that the bushfire crisis is a reminder of the built environment’s role in contributing to, and addressing, the climate crisis.

‘It’s not about architects having solutions’: Kim Irons on architecture after the fires
Discussion | Patrick Hunn | 8 Jan 2020

‘It’s not about architects having solutions’: Kim Irons on architecture after the fires

Kim Irons, an architect and former CFA member, cautions patience to those looking to offer aid to those affected by the bushfires.

The Narbethong Community Hall, by BVN and Arup and a number of consultants working pro bono, replaced a centre that was destroyed in the Black Saturday fires in 2009. The hall is wrapped in a bronze mesh fire-resistant screen
Discussion | Patrick Hunn | 7 Jan 2020

Can architects help bushfire-ravaged communities rebuild?

Architects are scrambling to offer their services to bushfire affected communities around Australia. But what role can they realistically play?

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