LOW-IMPACT DESIGN OF TOURIST RESORTS IN QUEENSLAND’S COASTAL TROPICS

  • YEAR
    2000
  • AUTHORS
    Bromberek, Zbigniew
  • CATEGORIES
    2000 Conference Papers
    Sustainable design and case studies

Extract

In this paper, a ‘design–material package’ for low-impact tourist resorts in a hot and humid type of climate is
discussed. Design practices, concerning site planning, massing and functional layout, and envelope design, are
examined in terms of their adequacy in the given conditions. Both architectural design and material solutions are
set against theoretical principles. The focus is on human responses to environmental factors, and on their
practical implications. Analysis of broad strategies aiming at accomplishment of the objectives is provided. This
is followed by recommendations regarding solutions presumed to deliver indoor conditions consistent with
climatic preferences of itinerant users of buildings in the tropics, at the same time expected to minimise an
impact the facility makes on its surrounding environment.

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