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10 Influential Green Architects

Black Talks Short Black Talks. Universidad Ricardo Palma, PeruD. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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’.

Can you describe your ideal green building? His recent work explores the concept of ‘eco-mimicry’ as designing the built environment as constructed ecosystems that emulates the processes, structure and attributes of ecosystems. But along those lines, “fuzzy” can suggest something else too: Can’t get enough TreeHugger? This article is an autobiography or has been extensively edited by the subject or by someone connected to the subject.

This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Yeang work on the high-rise typology as ‘vertical green urbanism’ c. University of Malaya, D. Description Ken Yeang is internationally recognised as the leading proponent of ecological design in architecture.

He sees the eco-architecture as designed like a ‘constructed living system’. Top 10 vegan blogs to follow.

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The practice of buying more books than you can read. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat After many years in practice in New York, she turned to design journalism, specialising in building technology and innovation. Back in Malaysia, in his own architectural practice, begun in mid ‘s with Tengku Robert Hamzah, Dr Yeang started applying his sustainable design methodology to both real world, theoretical writing, and competition projects.


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

Finally, what role do the aesthetics play in the whole process?

If we want ecostructures to be acceptable to the public they have to be aesthetically beautiful. Now, this form-function relationship need not mean uglybut let’s face it: Yeang interned at S. Yeang’s eco-mimicry refers to physical, structural and systemic mimicry of ecosystems, and not to be mistaken with a simplistic ‘visual’ orojects which he regards as superficial.

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Daily and Weekly newsletters available. Good architecture is green architecture, but green architecture isn’t necessarily good architecture. None of us have yet, and it will be sometime before any of us designs the truly ecomimetic built system.

What’s the trouble with yang now? A theoretical rigorousness underpins his work. Retrieved from ” https: She has written extensively about new materials, technologies and sustainable practices.

She is a New York-based writer and contributing editor at Architectural Record. Cast your votes for the Observer Ethical Awards”. Permissions Request permission yesng reuse content from this site.

It may need editing to conform to Wikipedia’s neutral point of view policy. 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.


Yeang first went green in the s, penning a doctoral dissertation on ecological design and planning.

Menara MesiniagaNational Library of Singapore. His work adopts bioclimatic design climate-responsive passive low-energy as a subset to ecological design, providing for him an underlying armature for ecological design. This article may need to be rewritten entirely to comply with Wikipedia’s quality standards.

Standard Chartered Bank Kiosk. Views Read Edit View history. Yeang also coined the phrase “eco-mimicry” to describe the process of designing buildings to imitate the properties of nature. And a building that acknowledges nature in form might help sharpen awareness about the role that architecture plays in our often un-green urban spaces.

The Guardian newspaper named him “one of the 50 people who could save the planet”. 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. This article has multiple issues. 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.