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dc.contributor.convenorurbandesignaustraliaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHolden, Gordonen_US
dc.contributor.authorGjerde, Mortenen_US
dc.contributor.editornaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:43:13Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:43:13Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T01:02:45Z
dc.identifier.refuriwww.urbandesignaustralia.com.au/papers09.aspen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38328
dc.description.abstractThis paper discusses the potential of improving the sustainability of existing cities and towns through residential use of roof-top additions to buildings. The phenomenon of extending existing buildings by adding floors is not especially novel, there being many examples throughout history. However judging by the limited number of recent cases in most cities, this design typology appears to not have received much attention. Building on top can be shown to provide good ecological performance of individual buildings but also improved performance of the wider built environment. The aim of the paper is to show city authorities and the property development industry through scholarly argument and international case studies the key benefits of building on top of suitable existing building stock. A hypothetical case study is presented wherein building on top is compared with demolishing the existing building and building anew. Attention is given to sustainability in terms of: life-cycle assessment; embodied energy; energy in use; CO2 emissions; building materials and technologies; reduction/avoidance of demolition waste; and, footings/foundations. Wider implications of building-on-top are explored in terms of city infrastructure; city services - water, waste, power, transport; city regulations; and, city expansion. Social, cultural and economic enhancement of the city is discussed in terms of cultural heritage and activity; social behaviour, economic performance; and, public health. The hypothetical case study together with the example of Wellington City building-top apartments provides transferable ideas for sustainable higher density residential development.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherURBANDESIGNAUSTRALIAen_US
dc.publisher.placeGold Coasten_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.urbandesignaustralia.com.au/images/Papers09/Gordon%20Holden%20-%20Sustainabile%20Higher%20Density%20Residential%20Development_opt.pdfen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename2nd Intenational Urban Design Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleSurvival: Implementing Tomorrow's Cityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2009-09-02en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2009-09-03en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationGold Coasten_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchitecture not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120199en_US
dc.titleSustainable Higher Density Residential Developmenten_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2009 Urban Design Australia. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2009
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorHolden, Gordon


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