INDE. Summit - Program Details

The Housing Balance: Design, Community & Economy in the Indo-pacific

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Housing presents universal challenges as well as contextual ones related to migration and urbanisation patterns, affordability and financing, culture and social norms, climate, construction modes and adaptability. The ingredients of resilient communities and environments around the Indo-Pacific region can be studied from multiple angles to find pathways to housing that achieves much more than real-estate-driven concerns. Housing that sensitively and successfully fuses top-down and bottom-up concerns is possible in many contexts. This session will dissect some of the region’s leading examples.


At the end of this panel, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the diverse factors that are influencing the environment of housing design in the region that also include sustainability initiatives
  • Compare housing design outcomes between countries and discuss the impact through specific projects
  • Consider the cultural considerations for housing that includes a social component and the benefits to the community at large
  • Understand how our cities and in particular housing is in a state of flux and how change will influence communities in the future.


AACA Competency Standards related to this session:

Design: Conceptual Design
3.1 Design responding to the integration of the objectives of brief, user intent and built purpose
3.3 Design response incorporates assessment of the physical location and relevant wider regional, contextual and environmental issues

Design: Schematic Design
4.1 Evaluation of design options in relation to project requirements
4.2 Evaluation of design options within values of physical environmental and cultural contexts
4.4 Inclusion of expertise of relevant specialists and consultants in developing project design
4.7 Coordination and integration of appropriate environmental systems, including for thermal comfort, lighting and acoustics


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Amanda Stanaway

Woods Bagot


Palinda Kannangara

Palinda Kannangara Architects


David Kaunitz

Kaunitz Yeung Architecture


Shannon Peach




Ka Wai Yeung

Kaunitz Yeung Architecture


Rod Wiles


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