CATEGORIES2000 Conference Papers Sustainable design and case studies
Some “lightweight” Australian houses from the period 1985-1999 are examined according to four categories:
• Relation to climate (orientation, sun/shade, ventilation and heating)
• Relation to lifestyle (spatial organisation, imagery and indoor/outdoor connections
• “Environmental responsibility” (energy and material use and waste disposal)
• Construction and structural system (heavyweight (concrete, brick, etc) and lightweight (steel and timber
framing and panel construction) elements and their disposition).
Common patterns of design responses in these categories contribute to their labelling as belonging to a ‘new