Our place in the sun: urban design implications of solar access controls King, Steve en_US 2021-11-25T17:44:43Z 2021-11-25T17:44:43Z 2011 en_US
dc.description.abstract The paper reviews the impact of one particular amenity control on urban design outcomes in the local New South Wales compliance regime, in particular relating to multiunit residential construction. Assuring solar access amenity as required by the Residential Flat Design Code is understandably a relatively high priority. But most planners and architects would agree that it is but one of a number of competing considerations in determining desirable urban form. Because solar access is a uniquely reductive, geometric determinant of building form, responding to numerical controls, it has the deceptive appearance of being objective — while most other building variables that contribute to urban conditions appear in comparison to be almost subjective. The paper argues that as a consequence, accounting for minimum standards of solar access has come to dominate overall site planning and massing strategies, and the detailed design of multi-residential buildings which fall under SEPP65. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Solar access en_US
dc.subject.other Urban design en_US
dc.title Our place in the sun: urban design implications of solar access controls en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.description.notePublic Original inactive link: - Seminar webpage: en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Other UNSW
unsw.relation.ispartofconferenceName The fundamentals of urban design: what architects and planners need to know, NEERG Seminars en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation King, Steve, UNSW en_US
unsw.subject.fieldofresearchcode 120202 Building Science and Techniques en_US
unsw.subject.fieldofresearchcode 120508 Urban Design en_US
Original bundle
Now showing 1 - 1 of 1
Thumbnail Image
Urban design.pdf
1.96 MB
Resource type