Subtropical towers typology design : RNA showground case study

Sanders, Paul S., Garcia-Hansen, Veronica Ruth, Richards, Peter W., O'Neil, Justin, Adsett, Joseph, Neville, Tanya, Wang, Yvonne, & Holt-Damant, Kathi (2010) Subtropical towers typology design : RNA showground case study. [Exhibition/Event]

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The QUT Team developed an idea for a new residential housing typology that is appropriate for sites where the best views are in the opposing direction to the preferable climatic orientation. The interlocking configuration creates a double height external living space in every apartment, creating further opportunities for cross ventilation and natural daylight. Unlike conventional double loaded housing typologies, the interlocking configuration only requires a continuous public circulation corridor every second level. The cores that service this corridor are separated to either end of the tower and open areas. The configuration of the interlocking apartments creates an interesting composition of solid and void when viewed externally. This undulating facade petternation assists in articulating the large building mass. The project was evaluated by independent consultants and found to be cost effective, and at the same time delivering energy efficient high density liveability. The project was presented to a meeting of the Australian Council on Tall Buildings seminar on 15 September 2010.

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ID Code: 47773
Item Type: Creative Work (Exhibition/Event)
Refereed: No
Keywords: Subtropical Design, High Rise Residential Buildings, High Density
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100) > Architectural Design (120101)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Urban Design (120508)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Design
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors
Deposited On: 15 Dec 2011 21:40
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2012 23:21

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