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UQ Lecture 2: Working With Climate

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Presented to architecture students at the University of Queensland

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UQ Lecture 2: Working With Climate

  1. 1. University of Queensland Lectures March 2008 John Cameron B. Arch UQ 1987 Part 1: “Integrating a sustainability agenda” Part 2: “Working with climate and responsive design”
  2. 2. John Cameron March 2008 Working with climate & responsive design Recap: Integrating a sustainability agenda
  3. 3. John Cameron March 2008 Working with climate & responsive design Recognise the importance of regional context…
  4. 4. John Cameron March 2008 Working with climate & responsive design Local building materials and forms usually make good sense…
  5. 5. John Cameron March 2008 Working with climate & responsive design Climatic, cultural & technical considerations inform choices…
  6. 6. John Cameron March 2008 Working with climate & responsive design “ Styles” don’t always translate to other climatic contexts…
  7. 7. John Cameron March 2008 Good architecture produces buildings that fit into their environment… <ul><li>… the notion of “fit” has several aspects: </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological – Biodiversity, resource use </li></ul><ul><li>Functional – Form, fitness for purpose, life-cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional – Aesthetics, Time, Place (regionalism) </li></ul><ul><li>Rational – Budget, capital cost, operational cost </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical – Safe, accessible, culturally appropriate </li></ul>Working with climate & responsive design Design that ignores context is not sustainable…
  8. 8. John Cameron March 2008 “ Know where you are, and build that…” Design for sustainability means seeing the big picture: The first step is to maintain a wide-angle view and accept the connectedness of all things. Working with climate & responsive design
  9. 9. John Cameron March 2008 “ Know where you are, and build that…” Urban design is the essential canvas, providing context: Human settlement, just like the natural environment has logical patterns. Every project has a place in the order of things, so the first awareness the designer must achieve is a thorough understanding of where their project sits in the natural order and what implications this has for their design. Working with climate & responsive design
  10. 10. John Cameron March 2008 S.M.A.R.T.E.R. It's all too easy to lose sight of the original purpose of any design project unless it is properly established, quantified, agreed and recorded. S pecific: clear written description of what is intended or required, the outcome needed - the basic aim M easurable: quantify every aspect that is fixed, especially budgets, scale of application – if you can’t measure you can’t manage A greed: with all stakeholders and interested/affected parties R ealistic: always have a realistic intention otherwise the project is inherently flawed T ime-bound: proper start and finish timescales, ideally with milestones and measures along the way E thical: build ethics in from the start to provide an essential frame of reference to maintain integrity R ecorded: write everything down; it's essential for clarification, agreement, management and control Working with climate & responsive design
  11. 11. John Cameron March 2008 Working with climate & responsive design Tools and techniques CLIMATIC DATA AND ITS USE IN DESIGN S.V. SZOKOLAY Published by RAIA Education Division
  12. 12. John Cameron March 2008 Working with climate & responsive design Tools and techniques
  13. 13. John Cameron March 2008 Working with climate & responsive design Tools and techniques
  14. 14. Working with climate & responsive design Tools and techniques John Cameron March 2008
  15. 15. John Cameron March 2008 Figure out where you are… … end of part 2 Working with climate & responsive design Working with climate… responsive design

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