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If you don’t imitate nature, Yeang says, you’re going against it [source: University of Malaya, D. These three methodologies culminated in the development of the bioclimatic skyscraper, for which Ken Yeang has become most famous.

In other words, a good building should be sustainable already; environmental concerns should be baked in. 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 prkjects all his subsequent masterplanning and eco-city design work e.

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Views Read Edit View history. Standard Chartered Bank Kiosk. While it’s not exactly clear projecta, I think by “a bit fuzzy” Yeang raises two equally salient aesthetic points.


Wolfson College, Cambridge University. He adopts these assertions as the basis for his eco-architecture.

This section of a biography of a living person does not include projcets references or sources. That architecture needs to respond to the local conditions of life.

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Email Keb Email is required. Yeang has completed over 12 bioclimatic eco high-rise buildings, several thousand dwellings terraced housesover two million sq.

First of all, when I think “fuzzy” I think of a hillside, a tree or a rock, overflowing like a natural form, asymmetric and distinctly not man-made. These are matched with selected flora species in a composite ‘biodiversity matrix ‘. Multiple upper-level sky-bridges link the building’s two blocks one containing the book collections and the other shaped block for programming activities.

It is for this and his ecological urban design that he has gained a uniquely influential position within architecture. What’s the trouble with architecture now? To see a cross section of his work and design awards, visit the following projecst of his practices. His eco-aesthetic does not have the shape or form that in any way resemble existent architectural styles. A theoretical rigorousness underpins his work. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed proectsespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.

The green aesthetic is something we are constantly exploring. The Work of Ken Yeang. A lot of ecodesign is essentially pdojects green wash.

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Ken Yeang and Bioclimatic Architecture

What disappoints is the arrogance of those who feel that they have all the final solutions to ecodesign. 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.


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.

Green Roofs And White Roofs: Yeang applied the bioclimatic passive-mode principles to the high-rise tower typology. The nature of the problem is therefore site specific. Request permission to reuse content from this site.

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.

She is a New York-based writer and contributing editor at Architectural Record.

What a green building and masterplan should look like? The naturally-ventilated atrium between the blocks has a ventilating louvred canopy that serves as its ‘fifth facade’. He has written yeahg edited a number of books, including: