Brisbane needs more ‘breathing’ buildings… and soon

17 Jan 2020
Breathing building
Designs from a proposed 32-storey development in the upcoming Brisbane Live precinct, embracing passive cooling techniques. (Credit: Woods Bagot & ASPECT Studios)

A plan to create cooler residential developments through passive cooling techniques isn’t transforming Brisbane fast enough, according to University of Queensland research.

The initiative  included the introduction of natural ventilation, porches, basements and tree shading and was promoted through the Brisbane City Council’s 2016 New World City Design Guide: Buildings that Breathe (BtB).

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