Detailed Facade Design

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Multi-storey commercial building which required an open office space layout suitable for 1 or 2 tenants (sub-divisibility); access to natural light and views, ventilation; quality of space. Needed to think about the location and configuration of the lift core(s) + fire stairs. Determine a suitable structural system including lateral stability (bracing / shear walls); column grid, floor + roof; Services provision + location of vertical services risers; BCA provision + location of fire stairs, travel distances, egress to street level; calculation of sanitary requirements + provision of toilets. The design also highlights the northern façade with the required the inclusion of appropriate external sun-shading; glazing plus one form of cladding with the solid portions of the façade complying with the BCA thermal performance requirements; internal blinds;2700mm ceiling height (with minimum 3500 floor to floor height); an applied floor finish (not bare concrete).


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Karl Harder


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