Building Designers in the Tropics
It is with adaptive understanding of building science and bioclimatic mindfulness that ensures building designers are best positioned to deliver high performance buildings, synergetic to tropical environments and suitable and comfortable for the end user.
In Tropical North Queensland and in addition to the physical phenomena influencing the holistic form and function of residential buildings, the provision of appropriate sustainable housing endures the additional challenge of forming climate responsive design solutions in areas that are characterised by climate extremes such as cyclonic wind loadings, monsoonal wet seasons and long hot humid summers.
In synchronization with these challenges, appropriate design solutions must be compliant with the provisions of National Construction Code of Australia and the Queensland Development Code, which refer to additional legislative effects and advisory provisions for building in Queensland.n areas that are characterised by climate extremes such as cyclonic wind loadings, monsoonal wet seasons and long hot humid summers.
Strategies and design solutions for comfortable homes in tropical environments.