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She is a New York-based writer and contributing editor at Architectural Record. Black Talks Short Black Talks. Climate and Vegetation Maps.

Request permission to reuse content from this site. This theoretical model continues to serve as the underlying guiding framework for his present eco-architecture and eco-masterplanning work. In Yeang’s oeuvre of design, built and theoretical work, his most important and instructive contribution is his advancing the macro ecology-based landuse yeabg approach of the landscape architect Ian McHarg and in extending and articulating this from its macro urban regional scale to the micro level of architectural design at the scale of the built form using his biointegation patterns.

Now, this form-function relationship need not mean uglybut let’s face it: While it’s not exactly clear here, I think by “a bit fuzzy” Yeang raises two equally salient aesthetic points.

Ken Yeang and Bioclimatic Architecture

Taylors University, Malaysia The discussion about the look of green buildings has been getting louder recently, Lloyd notes. He has written several books on ecological design and planning.

Though he has authored many books about his work and his ideas, this is the first definitive book to cover his forty-year career. And yes, some of them are built to the highest sustainable standards.

There will never be a standard “one size fits all” solution. Ken Yeang studied architecture at the Architectural Association AA in London, an institution with a tradition of radical thinking. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


To see a cross section of his work and design awards, visit the following websites of his practices. These are matched with selected flora species in a composite ‘biodiversity matrix ‘. You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site.

What’s the trouble with architecture now? His benchmark buildings, projects and their innovations include:. The Malaysian architect’s visionary approach to green building bucks the mainstream, embracing.

Yeang’s development of ideas for a climate-generated architecture, radically changed preconceptions about appropriate forms for high-rise and projechs planning. But there’s no causal link between the two.

Ecoarchitecture: The Work of Ken Yeang

Many of the ecologically sustainable buildings being developed today, owe their design principles to the methodology Ken Yeang developed almost forty years ago.

Which recent green designs — both the completed and the planned -— make you most optimistic? This article has multiple issues. 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.

The discussion page may contain suggestions. 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.

The second was cultural. Table of ;rojects Preface Lord Norman Foster.

After many years in practice in New York, she turned to design journalism, specialising in building technology and innovation. The ideal green building is one which is ecomimetic and which integrates seamlessly and benignly with the natural environment at 3 levels: 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’, ksn questioning ” His recent work explores the concept projfcts ‘eco-mimicry’ as designing the built environment as constructed ecosystems that emulates the processes, structure and attributes of ecosystems.


In Ken Yeang became one of the first architects to undertake a PhD on the subject of ecological design. Yeang’s eco-mimicry refers to jen, structural and systemic mimicry of ecosystems, and not to be mistaken with a simplistic ‘visual’ mimicry which he regards as superficial.

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He continues to apply his principles of ecoarchitecture today in his practice T. His earlier Cambridge doctoral dissertation presents a unifying comprehensive theoretical model for eco-design defining the prime factors in eco-design in four sets of interdependent ‘environmental interactions’, assembled in a mathematical ‘partitioned-matrix’.

Its side ‘wind wing-walls’ directs wind yfang the dining area. The Work of Ken Yeang.

She has written extensively about new materials, technologies and sustainable practices. The building has an ecologically-linked vegetated pedestrian walkway ramp that is 1. This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Green Roofs And White Roofs: In other words, a good building should be sustainable already; environmental concerns should be baked in.

10 Influential Green Architects

Universidad Ricardo Palma, PeruD. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. One of Yeang’s more prominent projects is the Singapore National Library, which was awarded the highest rating Platinum under Singapore’s Green Mark system, equivalent to the U.