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Permissions Request permission to reuse content from this site. The second was cultural. This theoretical model continues to serve as the underlying guiding framework for his present eco-architecture and eco-masterplanning work. Back in Malaysia, in his own architectural practice, begun in mid ‘s with Tengku Robert Hamzah, Dr Yeang started applying his sustainable design methodology to both real world, theoretical writing, and competition projects.

The naturally-ventilated atrium between the blocks has a ventilating louvred canopy that serves as its ‘fifth facade’. His recent work explores the concept of ‘eco-mimicry’ as designing the built environment as constructed ecosystems that emulates the processes, structure and attributes of ecosystems.

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Yeang contends that an eco-architecture and an eco-city should be ‘alive’ as a living system, analogous to a constructed ecosystem and not ‘de-natured’ nor look predominantly inorganic, artificial and synthetic. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. To see a cross section of his work and promects awards, visit the following websites of his practices. The dwelling has an identifiable curved louvred umbrella-like upper roof-structure that functions as a yrang device and device that shades the building’s lower roof terrace.

And does anything disappoint you? After many years in practice in New York, she turned to design journalism, specialising in building technology and innovation. Lloyd quotes Brad Plumer at the New Republic, who makes an impassioned case that green doesn’t necessarily equal ugly: His work adopts bioclimatic design climate-responsive passive low-energy as a subset to ecological design, providing for him an underlying armature for ecological design.

Yeang pursuit of eco-architecture and eco-masterplanning theories, concepts and ideas have been carried out in parallel with an exploration for an ‘ecological aesthetic’, in questioning ” Multiple upper-level sky-bridges link the building’s two blocks one containing the book collections and the other shaped block for programming activities. Books and Publications by Ken Yeang.


Projecte Expo Tower. That buildings should be designed to optimise the ambient conditions within spaces and this would ultimately result in new building forms that are specific to their locations. Menara MesiniagaNational Library of Singapore.

All and any ecodesign projects make me feel optimistic because it means that more and more designers whether they are doing it right or not are not ignoring the need to design with nature. He has written and edited a number of books, including: The thickened first floor slab over the plaza functions bioclimatically as an evaporative-cooling mass to the public realm below. He seeks what he calls ecomimesis in buildings, a way to copy and paste nature into keh high-rise designs.

Other courses attended includes business management at the Malaysian Institute of Management, the Singapore Institute of Management and a short course at Harvard Business School. The ideal green building is one which is ecomimetic and which integrates seamlessly and benignly with yeaang natural environment at 3 levels: Which recent green designs — both the completed and the planned -— make you most optimistic?

Do you think “green” and “eco” design are terms that get thrown around too much?

The Solaris’ vertical linear park device led to his concept of the continuous ‘green eco-infrastructure’, a device that enables a vital ecological nexus between the built form and its surrounding landscape, bioregion and its hinterland, that became habitats and a crucial biodiversity and wildlife corridor in all his subsequent masterplanning and eco-city design work e.

This green eco-infrastructure concept led to his developing a unifying platform for eco-masterplanning as the weaving together of ‘four sets of eco-infrastructures’ into a unified system. Standard Chartered Bank Kiosk. But there’s no causal link between the two.

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Yeang also believes sustainable buildings should be pleasing to look at, because if they’re ugly, they’ll be rejected by the public. This endeavour takes eco-design yaeng accreditation systems, likely as the next stage in green design, redefining the relationship of the built systems with the ecology of the landscape, enabling a higher level of kn. Its side ‘wind wing-walls’ directs wind into the dining area.


The nature of the problem is therefore site specific. Our aesthetic is the green aesthetic. Sometimes, a very green building on paper can be undone by how ugly — or let’s say, how aesthetically uncomfortable, it is. Added to Your Shopping Cart. Ken Yeang 6 October is an architect, ecologist, planner and author from Malaysia, best known for his ecological architecture and ecomasterplans that have a distinctive green aesthetic. The Malaysian architect’s visionary approach to green building bucks the mainstream, embracing.

Yeang also coined the phrase “eco-mimicry” to describe the process of designing buildings to imitate the properties of nature. The dollar store is America’s new invasive species. Table of contents Preface Lord Norman Foster. The main text by contributing editor of Architectural RecordSara Hart, and lecturer and freelance author, David Littlefield, provide some critical reflection on the development of his work.

He enrolled in the doctoral programme in the Department of Architecture at Cambridge University. Professor Udo Kulterman Washington University credits him as the inventor of the ‘bioclimatic skyscraper’.

Putting aside the conflation of “bad” with “ugly,” I have to agree with Lloyd that there often is a causal link between a building’s look and its sustainable credentials, if for no other reason than green projdcts demands a certain set of materials, economy and form.

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Three main forces initially drove this methodology. He is probably best known as the inventor of the green skyscraper; it was his innovative idea to incorporate bioclimatic features in a high-density building type. The building features large 40m high ‘public realms-in-the sky’ as verdantly landscaped ‘skycourt gardens’, a ground plane as an ‘open-to-the-sky’ plaza for public festivals and culture-related activities.

Green Roofs And White Roofs: Now, this form-function relationship need not mean uglybut let’s face it: Yeang has completed over built projects since Can you describe your ideal green building?