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blowhouse Australia : Mornington Peninsula Architecture

Contemporary Australian Home – design by Paul Morgan Architects

blowhouse : life support unit


Design: Paul Morgan Architects

Images: Courtesy of Paul Morgan Architects

blowhouse : life support unit

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2030. Climate change has effected Australia’s environment so dramatically that the interior desert now meets the south east Australian coastline. Average temperatures have increased, the sea level has risen and rainfall has dropped. Many animal and plant species are by now extinct. The island continent is in terminal drought.

In this context the challenge is how to survive the environment. Our speculative design for the blowhouse is a ‘life support unit’ (LCI). As with other future dwellings our approach is one of ‘terraforming’, or the creation of a survivable micro-ecology, an example being the structures built to create a life supporting atmosphere in the 1986 film Aliens.

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The site for the blowhouse is adjacent to The Blowhole, a small promontory to the west of Flinders on Australia’s southern coastline. The design principle of the bioengineered blowhouse is to create an energy neutral life support unit that utilises the environment’s kinetic potential, forming a kind of lung – a structure that breathes.

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blowhouse design – Building Information

Project: blowhouse: life support unit
Architect: Paul Morgan Architects
Status: Speculative design, completed in 2008
Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
Project team: Paul Morgan, Peter Felicetti, Pietro Gellona and Melissa Thong
with Andrej Vodstrcil, Duncan Taylor, Yau Ka Man and Jo Scicluna
Engineer: Peter Felicetti
Images and Text: Courtesy of Paul Morgan Architects

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