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'Veranda urbanism' research wiki

Hamilton, Victoria E. , Brisbin, Christopher A., & Raxworthy, Julian R. (2009) 'Veranda urbanism' research wiki.

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Abstract

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‘Veranda Urbanism’ has become a ubiquitous term in the Queensland vernacular. Through its semantic appropriation of ‘veranda’ into its linguistic embrace; ‘veranda urbanism’ espouses the existence of a long historical tradition of vernacular residential building typologies that are specific to the sub-tropical regions of South-East Queensland. This historical and cultural legacy stretching back to the Western settlers of greater Brisbane some two hundred years ago, and across the Indian Ocean into the vernacular traditions and housing typologies of South-Ease Asia. The veranda is generally discussed in terms of its threshold characteristic. The idea of the threshold, the space held in tension between the interior and exterior, has a long-standing history in Queensland exemplified in the Queenslander building typology and its encircling veranda motif. More recently, the ‘veranda’ has become a rallying cry for astute developers, hungry to appropriate its cultural currency as a comodifiable, regionally identifiable icon, however little is actually known, or has been researched, about what how the veranda typology has influenced the broader macro scale of sub-tropical Brisbane. We have some sense of what a veranda is and does at the scale of a residential building, but we don’t actually know what its replication at the scale of the city actually mean to its urban morphology.

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ID Code: 20674
Item Type: Other
Additional Information: Ongoing research project. Wiki is undergoing ongoing development
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Deposited On: 26 May 2009 10:48
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2011 00:29

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