Minimal building penetrations, well-sealedAerodynamic roof shape

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FORTIS Conjola

The Conjola features general resilience to extreme weather and disasters including bushfire sites up to BAL 40, suiting the majority of Australian locations.

Designed with flexibility in mind, the simple modular layout of the Conjola allows it to adapt to different contexts, such as very steep sites and suburban two- storey settings (See images). Large openings to the North and East emphasise light, breezes and connection to nature.

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FORTIS Tomerong

Tomerong is a long rectangular shape suited to hugging slopes. Tomerong features a skillion roof and extensive decking for indoor-outdoor living.

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FORTIS Budgong

Budgong suits a larger sized property with its L-shaped design and courtyard. This example has Autoclaved Aerated Concrete walls without cavities, for flood resilience. See the Technical Handbook for flood specific recommendations.

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FORTIS Yerriyong

Yerriyong is a FORTIS Bushfire BAL FZ design which includes insulated shutters and set-back glazing. The Yerriyong is ‘see-through’ with glazing on two sides to maximise light and views through the house to the surrounding landscape. The shutters can be remotely opened and closed via an app and have a manual override to ensure they can be operated in an emergency should the motorised function fail.
This design can be built in stages, the first stage is a self-contained recovery pod with a bedroom, ensuite and kitchenette.

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FORTIS Berrara

The Berrara is an example of a cabin sized FORTIS House. The Berrara could be used for tourist accommodation, as a home studio or granny flat.

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Household Handbook

Technical Handbook

Architectural drawings