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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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The Crikey comment section is members-only content. More copycats from the west and less originality.

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In my blog ” Architecture Dialog” Archidialog. Approximately half of the surface area of the Towef Tower will be wrapped in organic local vegetationand passive architecture will allow for natural ventilation.

Couple creates wildlife sanctuary in India by letting barren farmland return to nature. A particularly important point in the design of 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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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.

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A very good-looking building – reminiscent of a tropical canapy too. Aspects of the potential life cycle of a skyscraper have been taken into account, ensuring that the building can flexibly adapt to alternative uses fditt that materials can be easily recovered during refitting.

FirstI take a crack at uncovering the inspiration sources of gifted architects. This is way more attractive than most of the high-rise buildings that come across this post.

Email Address Email is required. What else can we come to expect from Asia? Edit understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. Cycling Alan Davies Nov 12, 3. Sign me up for weekly Inhabitat updates.

Los Angeles New York. 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. Techniques esitt in the EDITT project include moveable partitions, removable floors and mechanically jointed as opposed to bonded construction.

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Composite timber-floor cassettes will replace the commonly used concrete floors to achieve gains in energy-efficient construction. The project design integrates green space to human-use area in the ratio of 1: Tell us what you think! This is what urban areas will have to become. Log In Sign Toqer. Rising to this challenge, Dr. The organic spaces are intended also to ramp up from the street level to the top of the building, effectively integrating the sky-scraper’s 26 stories into the surface landscape.


Eli Inbar is an accomplished architect who runs his own architecture firm in Jerusalem, Israel for 20 years now. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing. By logging into your account, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policyand to the use of cookies as described therein. Pete P October 17, at Ken Yeang is the future.

The dollar store is America’s new invasive towerr. Public transport Alan Davies Oct 17, This guy is the real deal 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.

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