Sustainable luxury : the new Singapore House, solutions for by Paul McGillick Ph.D, Masano Kawana
By Paul McGillick Ph.D, Masano Kawana
Singapore is well known as essentially the most livable towns in Asia, and "Sustainable luxurious" indicates how the filthy rich, forward-looking country is pioneering leading edge options for environmental, monetary, social, and cultural concerns confronted across the world. Dr. Paul McGillick, the writer of The Sustainable Asian condo (Tuttle, 2013), offers twenty-seven fresh residential initiatives created through Singapore's so much talented architects to deal with the numerous advanced and interconnected facets of sustainability. many of the houses featured right here emphasize environmental wishes, whereas others are concerned about protecting cultural traditions or aiding societal and interpersonal needs--such as nuclear family dwellings. every one place of dwelling, although, indicates options constructed from a holistic standpoint. those houses more often than not include the tropical weather instead of struggle it, and illustrate how clever manipulation of air flows, gentle, color, water, and landscaping maintain greater degrees of convenience with no resorting to air-conditioning. as well as profiling person flats, "Sustainable luxurious" seems to be on the tremendous photograph, canvassing the main urgent issues--including altering demographics and lifestyles--and studying the to be had strategies. someone excited by the way forward for our global should be thinking about the homes offered right here and the ways that Singapore is major the best way within the improvement of residential structure that's as sumptuous because it is sustainable. Read more...
Read Online or Download Sustainable luxury : the new Singapore House, solutions for a livable future PDF
Similar buildings books
The structure of Eskimo peoples represents a various and profitable technique of dealing with probably the most serious climates humankind can inhabit. the preferred snapshot of the igloo is yet one of many many buildings tested by way of specialists Lee and Reinhardt within the first book-length and arctic-wide examine of this notable topic.
Structure A polemical examine how architectural wisdom is produced, disseminated, and got. within the big literature on architectural thought and perform, the ways that architectural wisdom is admittedly taught, debated, and understood are too frequently neglected. The essays accrued during this groundbreaking quantity handle the present country of structure as an educational self-discipline.
This ebook explores the range of historic Greek sanctuaries--their settings, areas, shapes, and structures--and the rituals linked to them, similar to gala's and processions, sacrifice and libation, eating and consuming, prayer and delivering, dance, initiation, session, and purification. next chapters hint the results of the Roman conquest, the triumph of Christianity, in addition to the impression of Turks, tourists, archaeologists, and travelers on those websites.
- Cosmology And Architecture in Premodern Islam: An Architectural Reading of Mystical Ideas (Suny Series in Islam)
- Historic House Museums: A Practical Handbook for Their Care, Preservation, and Management
- Mobile Architektur: Entwurf und Technologie
- The Pictorial History of Windsor Castle
- A Mansion's Memories, Edition: Revised
- Beauty and Islam: Aesthetics in Islamic Art and Architecture
Additional resources for Sustainable luxury : the new Singapore House, solutions for a livable future
It is, as architect Alan Tay says (see the Sembawang Long Houses, page 70, and the Tree House, page 78), a matter of asking ‘how the client would use the house’ and this can involve a lot more than the basic programme, with its number of bedrooms, etc. Occupiers have an annoying habit of filling and decorating a house with their favourite things, which can often result in a contradiction between the way the house has been designed and the way it is used. An obvious way to avoid this mismatch is to work closely with the client from the beginning.
This is not just a matter of clients briefing their chosen architects. This is a whole new paradigm for the client–architect relationship, which involves an ongoing conversation between the two that is intense and highly personal. Sustainability—environmental, personal and cultural—is a key driver for all parties and it is an approach which is drawing attention from all over the world. Sustaining a Changing Singapore Sustainability is not an option for Singapore, it is an imperative. In environmental terms, this means conserving water, looking for ways of moderating dependence on airconditioning, attempting to restrict the use of private motor 40 vehicles and making the best use of the available land.
I have already mentioned how Singapore English is a distinct variety that is gradually becoming even more distinct. I also suggested that this is a pointer to Singapore’s emerging 31 identity. Far from being an ‘instant city’ or just a giant shopping mall, Singapore has a unique character that goes back much further than 1965. Pursuing the linguistic model for the moment, Iet us imagine the contemporary Southeast Asian home as an intersection of past and present, a combination of Malinowski’s immediate and wider context.