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GSLF "Re-imagining the Australian Dream – A Case for Small-Scale City Livin...

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Brisbane Square Library

266 George St

Brisbane CBD, QLD 4000

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OVERVIEW:

For generations, the dream of owning your own home has been a prominent goal for many young Australians. This vision typically involves living in the suburbs; complete with large yards, expansive living areas, double garage, large bedrooms for each family member, and so-forth. New “House & Land” developments do a great job of marketing this vision.

It is becoming evident in large urban centres such as Sydney and Melbourne, and increasingly Brisbane, that the Australian Dream is largely unsustainable in the long-term. A growing population, coupled with rising land prices, results in uncontrollable urban sprawl which continues pushing everyone further away from the centre.

Robert will explore how our generation can make the move towards smaller-scale living in urban centres without compromising lifestyle quality. Typologies from other cities, including Warsaw and Singapore, will be compared, and design principles drawn out which we can learn to apply within Brisbane’s subtropical climate.

LEARNING OUTCOME:

Participants shall:

  • Obtain new knowledge and be able to understand: emerging design and development trends around the world that help to manage our cities’ urban form and cope with population growth which often leads to urban sprawl if left uncontrolled.

  • Share architectural experience and knowledge of: their own lifestyles and living environments, by reflecting on which qualities are most important for them to be able to maintain a high quality of life, if the necessity arose to downsize their current way of life and live in a higher density environment.

  • Contribute to a better understanding (improved) skills of: determining optimal ratios between built form and open space, along with other city-shaping aspects that will allow present and future generations to acclimatise to city living while maintaining sustainable and high quality lifestyles.

  • Obtain new knowledge in relation to: successful high-density urban residential design typologies in other cities around the world, from various climatic zones including Poland which has a cold/continental climate, and Singapore which has a tropical climate.

  • Improved skills through a better understanding of: directions that Brisbane and other Australian cities can take to help accommodate a growing population, while ensuring an adequate balance of built form and natural open spaces to maintain and improve quality of life.

PRESENTATION AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

Presenter: Robert Andrew Kosinski (Eco Effective Solutions)
Academic Qualifications: Master of Architecture – Queensland University of Technology Bachelor of Design (Architectural Studies) – Queensland University of Technology Golden Key International Honour Society – Secretary and Executive Committee Member 20th International Seminar on Urban Form – Logistical Assistant
Technical: Autodesk: Revit + AutoCAD + Inventor + Ecotect Analysis + Rhino Adobe: Illustrator + InDesign + Photoshop + Premiere Pro Google SketchUp ArcGIS Krangraluah Kindergarten, Cambodia – RAW Impact Construction Team Member “The Dub” Bamboo Structure – Construction Team Member Emergency Shelter Exhibition – < be ● collective > Set-up Helper
Practical Expertise: James Davidson Architect – Graduate Architect ProjexPartners – Structural Drafting Black & More – Project Management Eco Effective Solutions – Architectural Drafting GHD – Architectural Drafting QUT School of Design – Research Assistant for Brisbane City Scale Model Maintenance

Competency Unit: DESIGN

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Brisbane Square Library

266 George St

Brisbane CBD, QLD 4000

Australia

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