James Street market, Brisbane : a subtropical retail case study

Kennedy, Rosemary J. & Kai, Charmaine (2010) James Street market, Brisbane : a subtropical retail case study. BEDP Environment Design Guide, CAS57.

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Climate change mitigation is driving demand for energy-efficient and environmentally conscious commercial buildings in Australia. In the Australian subtropics, high rainfall, warm weather and humidity present unique challenges and opportunities for the architects tasked with designing eco-sensitive projects. The case of the James Street Market in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley shows that climate-responsive design is an effective approach for reducing the environmental impact of commercial developments. The James Street Market combines climate-responsiveness, environmentally sensitive design strategies and smart planning to create a more sustainable retail precinct. This paper details the design strategies featured in the James Street Market, the project that kicked off a renaissance in climate-responsive commercial building design in Brisbane.

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ID Code: 38506
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Royal Australian Institute of Architects is an open access journal
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Keywords: Subtropical Design, Climate-responsive Design, Natural Light, Natural Ventilation
ISSN: 1442-5017
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Royal Australian Institute of Architects
Deposited On: 24 Feb 2011 22:55
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2016 22:11

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