Ian Weir Architect is a practice that specialises in design for bushfire prone landscapes - with an emphasis on sustainability and the conservation of biodiversity. We use an holistic design approach that incorporates landscape design, architecture and industrial design, to optimise designs that provide both bushfire safety and functionality for daily life. The practice - which works across Australia - is driven by a passion for the landscapes of the Great Southern region of Western Australia, which is one of the most botanically rich regions on earth.
Architectural projects are developed via a multi-modal approach wherein art practice, cartography and architectural intervention are employed to address a significant problem which is beyond the scope of conventional modes of practice: the reconciliation of biodiversity and bushfire with human habitation. We believe that developing an enduring response to habitation of our ecosystems is dependent as much upon good design as it is on good science.