Eco Skyscrapers I

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Images Publishing, 2007 - Architecture - 160 pages
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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.

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Ken Yeang (born 1948) is a Malaysian architect, ecologist and author known for his signature ecoarchitecture and ecomasterplans. Yeang is an early pioneer of ecology-based green design and masterplanning, carrying out design and research in this field since 1971. He is named by the Guardian as one of the 50 people who could save the planet . Yeang had served as board member of the public listed MBf Property Unit Trust and the Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (Malaysian Institute of Architects) Education Fund. His key built works include the Roof-Roof House (Malaysia), Menara Mesiniaga (an IBM franchise) (Malaysia), National Library Singapore (Singapore), Solaris (Singapore with CPG Consult), Spire Edge Tower (India with Abraxas Architects), DiGi Data Centre (Malaysia), Ganendra Art House (Malaysia), Great Ormond Street Children s Hospital Extension (under Llewelyn Davies Yeang, UK), and the Genome Research Building (Hong Kong with Andrew Lee King Fun & Associates).

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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