Eco Skyscrapers I (Google eBook)

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Images Publishing, 2007 - Architecture - 160 pages
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For many, eco skyscrapers are synonymous with Ken Yeang. In more than three decades of practice, Ken Yeang has almost single-handedly pioneered and developed this building genre. This book presents Ken Yeang's work on the design of ecologically responsive skyscrapers, and includes his essay on applying green-design principles to the skyscraper typology, as well as a preface by Steve Featherstone, an introduction by David Scott (Chairman of The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) and a critique by Professor Ivor Richards. Ken Yeang makes it clear at the outset that the skyscraper building type is probably the most ecologically unfriendly of all building types, but states that until an economically viable alternative is identified, it is necessary to make them as humane and as sustainable as possible. Each project is presented together with data on its climatic location, the local vegetation, plot ratio, net and gross areas. The book is invaluable to those seeking to design green skyscraper
  

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About the author (2007)

KEN YEANG is an architect and a principal of the firm, Hamzah & Yeang ((r) T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd.) which has offices in London and Kuala Lumpur. The firm specializes in the ecological design of large buildings and sites. Its early work pioneers the development of a genre of high-rise building, the bioclimatic skyscraper, as a low-energy climatically-responsive tall building that optimizes passive mode and mixed-mode systems.
The firm's projects and built works include the Mesiniaga Tower (an IBM franchise) in Malaysia which received the Aga Khan Award, the multi-storey National Library Singapore, the Elephant and Castle Eco-Towers in London, and other built works in China and Australia. The firm is a long serving member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in the USA. Yeang is also the Graham Willis Professor at the University of Sheffield and an Honorary Fellow of the AIA.

IVOR RICHARDS is a Cambridge architect. In practice since 1966, his collaborative works with Sir Leslie Martin, which began in 1969, include a range of major Auditoria projects in the UK, between 1978 and 1991. Their most important collaborative building is the Centro de Arte Moderna, for the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon Portugal, which was awarded the RIBA Trustees Medal in 1991-92.
Ivor Richards' current practice, based in Cambridge and Newcastle, includes projects for the Cambridge Ecumenical Church, for shared use by both Protestants and Catholics, and a series of distinguished Courtyard Houses. A project of ten Courtyard Houses formed an Academic Village for Stowe School, in a grade 1 listed landscape, at Buckingham.
Recent commissions include an important Orientation Centre for HadrianAs Wall, including both Roman and Landscape history.
Ivor Richards was Professor of Architectural Design at the University of Wales in Cardiff from 1986-1994, and is currently Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle. Richards has also held visiting chairs in several American Schools of Architecture.
Richards has written extensively on a number of leading architects in the global community, including a series of critiques on the work of Dr Kenneth Yeang from Kuala Lumpur.

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