As I have transitioned from idealistic student to gainfully employed in an architecture firm, one thing that stands out to me is the lack of focus on climate in design. The climate of Brisbane is such a unique climate, one that allows a great deal of freedom in architecture. The sub-tropical climate allows the designer to strip back the architecture to a primitive shell which blurs the lines between inside and out. Climate has such a major influence on a building and its inhabitants and yet it is overlooked or blatantly ignored. Designing with the climate rather than against it produces a better performing building and a better environment for inhabitants.
For one of our masters subjects I wrote an article about the standards being set by local firms designing in a unique Brisbane style and the benchmark this sets for industry standards. I am passionate about the future of Brisbane, its architecture and the lifestyle our city has to offer
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