Amongst the recommendations we make when asked to help an apartment development maximise daylight is to cantilever rather than recess, and stagger balconies from floor to floor.
Another key suggestion is to bring living rooms to the edge of the building and have balconies in front of the bedroom.
Overhangs and wing walls hurt daylight ingress.
Often these recommendations come when we are asked to prepare an experts report for VCAT, and a building is necessarily undergoing re-design. Ideally they should come at the schematic design stage where we can provide advice in our typical ESD report (SDA / SMP) fee.
We recommend chatting to us early to ensure your ESD and Waste solutions will work and comply – without the rework. See the light! ?