James Street market, Brisbane : a subtropical retail case study
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Royal Australian Institute of Architects is an open access journal|
|Keywords:||Subtropical Design, Climate-responsive Design, Natural Light, Natural Ventilation|
|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:||25 Feb 2011 08:55|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:23|
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