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Yeang first went yeabg in the s, penning a doctoral dissertation on ecological design and planning. Good architecture is green architecture, but green architecture isn’t necessarily good architecture.

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All and any ecodesign projects make me feel optimistic because it means that more and more ueang whether they are doing it right or not are not ignoring the need to design with nature. 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.

A piece in the American Prospect wonders if architects are building green “as if design itself were an obnoxious carbon-emitter. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Retrieved 14 March She has written extensively about new materials, technologies and sustainable practices.

In other words, everything from the skyscraper’s shape to its orientation to how vegetation is used will all affect how sustainable it is, by working with the surrounding environment, rather than competing with it. It is this distinctive green vegetated eco-aesthetic in Yeang’s architecture and projecrs that brought international attention to ptojects work.

Lord Norman Foster of Thames Bank refers to Yeang’s eco-aesthetics, “Ken Yeang has developed a distinctive architectural vocabulary that extends beyond questions of style to confront issues of sustainability and how we can build in harmony of the natural world. He has built over buildings globally and published numerous books advocating an environmentally responsive approach to design.


Do you think “green” and “eco” design are terms that get thrown around too much? Yeang contends that an ecological architectural aesthetic should resemble a living system, looking natural, verdant and hirsute with nature and its processes visible in the bio-integration of the synthetic builtform’s physical constituents abiotic with the native fauna, flora the biotic constituents and the environmental biological processes of the land.

The approach also engenders critical regionalist features where climatic responses provide the links to its locality. In Yeang’s oeuvre of design, built and theoretical work, his most important and instructive contribution is his advancing the macro ecology-based landuse planning 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.

He proposed an approach to tall buildings that respond to the climatic conditions of their site. His ideas for an urban park-in-the-sky in the high-rise building type is manifested as a ‘vertical linear park’ in his Solaris Building at 1-North Singapore that is a benchmark building in his green agenda for designing buildings asbiointgratin with nature. The Work of Ken Yeang. If you don’t imitate nature, Yeang says, you’re going against it [source: And yes, some of them are built to the highest sustainable standards.

Black Talks Short Black Talks. 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.

Influences can be further found in Yeang’s later building and planning work. Yeang also believes sustainable buildings should be pleasing to look at, because if they’re ugly, they’ll be rejected by the public.

January Learn how and when to remove this template message. He has written several books on ecological design and planning. Top 10 tiny houses of At the uppermost ywang is a promontory viewing pod. Yeang interned at S. The first was climatic. He sought ecologically benign ways to make this built form green and humane to inhabit. Ken Yeang studied architecture at the Architectural Association AA in London, projfcts institution with a tradition of radical thinking.


Would you like to change to the site? The nature of the problem is therefore site specific. Sometimes, a very green building on paper can be undone by how ugly — or let’s say, how aesthetically uncomfortable, it is. 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’.

Listening to Old Buildings and Liverpool One: Inhe was tipped by The Guardian to be one of the ’50 people who could save the planet’. What disappoints is the arrogance of those who feel that they have all the final solutions to ecodesign. Views Read Edit View history.

A lot of ecodesign is essentially pretentious green wash. Yewng work on biodiversity and systemic biointegrattion were implemented in the Suasana Putrajaya Putrajaya, based on a ‘biodiversity targets matrix’ originally proposed for the GyeonGi Masterplan Seoul, Korea.

This aesthetic is an independent aesthetic that encompasses eco-design holistically and which comes from an interpretation, an understanding and the inclusion of ecological constituents and processes of its locality in its built form. The impact of Yeang’s work on architecture is based on his patterns of biointegration of biotic constituents with the inorganic structure of the built environment.

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The second was cultural. 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. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page.