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The "New Queenslander": A Contemporary Environmentally Sustainable Timber House - Stage 2 Report

Kennedy, Rosemary J., Kai, Charmaine, & Addison, Rex (2005) The "New Queenslander": A Contemporary Environmentally Sustainable Timber House - Stage 2 Report. Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

The second stage of the "New Queenslander" project presents designs for housing prototypes utilising the timber construction system developed in stage one of the project. In stage one, the Centre for Subtropical Design research team sought to develop a construction system that was predominatly timber and that could be applicable in the mass housing market. The system was developed in response to not only a raft of perceived problems that cause undue bias toward timber as a construction material of choice, but also to an array of contemporary issues affecting urban development. The aim of stage two was to test the applicability, adaptability and flexibility of the system to various home types, site conditions and householder circumstances. This was done by applying the construction system to solve a series of prototypical design problems. It was expected that this process would uncover unanticipated situations which would need to be addressed and detailed in order to complete the system. Further, development of prototypes would be useful to check how well the applied system satisfied the range of environmental criteria articulated in the Stage One Research Report. This report describes the process that was followed in stage two, its findings, outcomes and implications for a timber construction system that encourages the adoption of environmentally sustainable contemporary timber housing for Queensland mainstream market.

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ID Code: 12389
Item Type: Report
Additional Information: For additional information, please contact the authors.
Keywords: Timber construction, sustainability, subtropical design, affordability, multi, residential
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Science and Techniques (120202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 The Centre for Subtropical Design, QUT/Brisbane City Council
Copyright Statement: The content of this Report is Copyright. Other than for the purposes of, and subject to the conditions prescribed under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), no part of this Report may, by any means (magnetic, electronic, optical, printing, photocopying, or otherwise), be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, broadcast or published without prior written permission.
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:55

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