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5 Rugged Fire-Resistant Homes

By Dwell @dwell
Side View of the Lookout House in Tasmania

This inventive Tasmanian abode maximizes views of the landscape but constructing a largely timber house in a bush fire-prone setting wasn’t easy. “We had to negotiate with the council and building surveyor,” architect Nathan Crump explains. To solve the challenge, he designed an outer, protective skin for the home that’s clad with metal; it pushes beyond the building envelope to provide covering for outdoor living spaces. The inset walls are lined with local shiplap Celery Top Pine. 

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