heat queensland environmental architects heat queensland environmental architects
oct 06, 2008

heat queensland environmental architects

cooroy studio by jma architects qld, 2007 image © peter hyatt

heat is an initiative of the state of queensland in australia to create environmentally responsive and responsible buildings. home to five world heritage sites and wet tropics the state is one which requires preservation. two firms who are part of the organisation are jma architects and cox rayner architects.

cooroy studio by jma architects qld, 2007 image © peter hyatt

jma architects used the idea of space to incorporate natural light when they designed the rural cooroy studio located on the sunshine coast. the building also consists of solar hot water and a water harvesting storage unit.

cairns convention centre by cox rayner architects, 2000

the cairns convention centre built in 2000, designed by cox rayner architects was built with the tropics in mind. the roof of the building acts as catchments for water during the wet season.

interior of the cairns convention centre

their work along with 20 other architects will be featured in the exhibition ‘place makers: contemporary queensland architects’ that is currently on display at the gallery of modern art, brisbane, australia. it will be held until november 23, 2008.


heat: http://www.dtrdi.qld.gov.au gallery of modern art brisbane: http://qag.qld.gov.au

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