This catalogue was prepared as a component of the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) Integrated Research Project 4 (IRP4), exploring water sensitive outcomes for residential infill developments. Its purpose is to provide evidence-based design guidelines, developed through comparative analyses, to enable better informed residential infill practice. We have prepared a range of housing typologies, at densities and configurations relevant to Australian cities and applicable to different contemporary infill development scenarios, and evaluated their water sensitive performance. ‘Water sensitive’ solutions are developed in an iterative process, informed by the performance evaluation of water sensitivity, thermal comfort, and architectural and urban space qualities. They are then compared with the performance of typologies currently found on the market.

Last updated: 8th Dec 2020