Australia’s Newest Trends of Multi-Residential Architecture

11 Jun 2015

Trends in multi-residential building include place making and the micro climate of tall structured buildings.

Here are some insights on the multi-residential trends that are currently prevailing in Australia.

 

future of multi residential design

 

Liveability and Smaller Apartments

A major trend in this regard is related to smaller apartments in Australia. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of bad press surrounding the implications of these smaller apartments on the basis of liveability.

Pairing elements like natural ventilation and outlook, flexibility in furniture layouts and floor planning, and good quality solar access, can help build a tradition of small apartments that are wonderfully designed just like the ones in Tokyo and New York.

 

Reduced Innovation in Apartment Design

A decline in innovative methods of designing apartments has been persistent for the past decade. This is because there has been an interpretation in most cities which is overly literal in relation to solar orientation.

This in turn has added to a rapid increase of apartment buildings that are east-west facing, consisting of corridors that are doubly loaded.

 

A Disconnection between Architecture and Urban Design

Urban designers create site plans or plans of development control which are usually not tested against things like the guides of apartment design, market expectations, and building programmes.

This lack of testing has lead to many distortions in amenity and the construction of these buildings. Place makers and urban designers should aim to produce building structures that are well integrated with physical contexts and surrounding communities.

These projects will brighten Australia’s architectural future as they will be focused on cultural event spaces and green corridors while being responsive to natural patterns and topography.

 

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