6x6 exhibition: design for bushfire prone


6x6 is a design exhibition and series of talks around building in bushfire-prone areas.

The Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA) supported by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP), The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), Colac-Otway Shire Council and the Building Construction Advisory Panel, commissioned Edwards Moore Architecture to curate a design exhibition, which was held on Saturday 18 June at the Wye River Surf Life Saving Club. A follow up event will take place on Tuesday 19th July 2016 in Melbourne.

The exhibition showcases six unique home designs by six different architects, with a range of budgets, sizes and design that are applicable to the Wye River and Separation Creek areas. From modest budgets, pre-fabricated homes, holiday homes to family homes, the exhibition aims to show how designers can respond to the complexities of balancing BAL constraints, geotechnical and topographical conditions and client expectations.

As some residents are preparing to rebuild, the exhibition will provide an opportunity for them to gain practical insights into design approaches and will enable them to meet with the presenting architects and discuss their individual project requirements. The exhibition will be supported by presentations from Kerstin Thompson Architects / Big Hill House, Ian Weir and Kylie Feher  / Karri Fire and Archiblox / Avalon House.

Further information and photos of the Wye River event can be seen here. External link

The Melbourne event will be held on Tuesday 19th July, at the Treasury Theatre, lower ground level of 1 MacArthur Street, East Melbourne. Interested parties are invited to arrive from 5:30pm, before presentations from the architects begin at 6pm, followed by refreshments and a panel discussion.

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