Rising to this challenge, Dr. Yeang’s proposal for the EDITT Towers won the competition for Ecological Design in the Tropics and the. Singapore’s 26 storey EDITT Tower, designed by architects T R Hamzah & Yeang, is being created to rehabilitate an urban, non-organic site. I think the “Garden State” could do with a few buildings that take some inspiration from the planned EDITT Tower in Singapore by Ken Yeang.

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A particularly important point in the design twoer the organic components is the survey of plant life in the neighborhood of the building to ensure that the plants incorporated in the building project do not compete with indigenous species.

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Additionally, sewage will be reclaimed to fertilizer and built in waste hoppers will drop separated waste streams to the basement to facilitate recycling.

This small apartment building in Seattle could be a model for towerr our housing and energy crises. Public transport Alan Davies Oct 17, More copycats from the west and less originality. I agree to receive emails from the site. Pete P October 17, at Tell us what you think! To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the sditt we just sent you. I agree to receive emails from Inhabitat.

The growing popularity of power-assisted bicycles makes cycling on footpaths by adults a doubtful proposition. Architecture is my profession as well as my favorite hobby. I think it would reveal even more beauty and practicality — and I believe the users of the spaces will experience a high level of enjoyment.

Email Address Email is required. What else can we come to expect from Asia? Los Angeles New York. The dollar store is America’s new invasive species. He specializes in public establishments and hard-landscaping development. A very good-looking building – reminiscent of a tropical canapy too. Yeang is among the leaders who seek to prove not only that wind, rain, sun and nature can and should be in harmony with human development, but that the ecologically balanced urban environment is itself a living breathing organism.


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Promising to explore novel concepts such as inflatable air bags as wind fins to improve ventilation and modify wind loads; natural ventilation of the eitt areas hung on the edges of the building; and water collection scallops along the sides of the building, this is one skyscraper to watch. Sign me up for weekly Inhabitat updates.

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The importance of ecologically sound urban planning and architectural design takes on a special importance in this environment. Alan Davies Mar 21, 1. Transport – general Alan Davies Nov 21, 1. The architects have completed a study of the embodied energy and greenhouse-gas efficiency of the building materials as well, but have opted in some cases for higher energy intensity construction materials, especially the solar panels due to their payback in energy during the life of the building and recyclable building materials such as steel and aluminium.

Each post will compare an architect’s creation with its origins for you to judge. Subscribe to get free weekly updates on the latest news on innovation and design. Couple creates wildlife sanctuary in India by letting barren farmland return to nature. Publicly accessible ramps will connect upper floors to the street level lined in shops, restaurants and plant life.

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This guy is the real deal Ken Yeang’s work is featured in the brand new Eco-Design Handbook. Infrastructure Alan Davies Nov 25, If you have ever visited Singapore, you know that it is a unique experiment in the natural projection of one possible global development: It deals with the rectification and setting in order of the excesses of extreme climates in order to achieve, by means of architectural dispositionsconditions capable of assuring comfort and well-being.

Login Remember Me By logging into your account, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policyand to the use of cookies as described toower. This is way more attractive than most of the high-rise buildings that come across this post.

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This extension of the horizontal plane into the vertical space is further promoted by drawing the street-level shops and pedestrian activities up to the sixth floor along the system of landscaped ramps. The project will rehabilitate a site classified as “zero-culture”: The building has also been designed for future adaptability, with many walls and floors that can be moved or removed.

Is growth in driving really outstripping surging population? Comfort levels for occupants will be ensured by a mixture of options, including architectural elements designed to direct wind for ventilation and ceiling fans with water misters to minimize refrigerant based air conditioning.

Riders aren’t glorified pedestrians; cycling is a mode of transport that belongs on dedicated on-road and off-road paths. Aspects of the potential life cycle of a skyscraper have been taken into account, ensuring that the building can flexibly adapt to alternative uses and that materials can be easily recovered during refitting. Cycling Alan Davies Nov 12, 3.