Rethinking the Skyscraper: The Complete Architecture of Ken Yeang

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A compelling preview of the world of the twenty-first-century city dweller can be seen in the visionary work of an architect whose bioclimatic approach to skyscraper design sets new standards for high-rise construction.

This comprehensive monograph examines the design elements that characterize Yeang's famous "green skyscrapers": low-energy, passive techniques for lighting and heating, environmentally friendly materials for facades and interiors, well-planned pedestrian ...

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Overview

A compelling preview of the world of the twenty-first-century city dweller can be seen in the visionary work of an architect whose bioclimatic approach to skyscraper design sets new standards for high-rise construction.

This comprehensive monograph examines the design elements that characterize Yeang's famous "green skyscrapers": low-energy, passive techniques for lighting and heating, environmentally friendly materials for facades and interiors, well-planned pedestrian linkages, public zones, innovative multiple-use areas, and stunning vistas. Numerous examples include built projects designed by his Malaysian firm, as well as theoretical case studies.

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Architect Yeang (b.1948) has challenged conventional engineering and economic premises in his alternative vision of the skyscraper; he sees skyscrapers as "cities in the sky" designed to be sensitive to ecological, environmental, and social considerations. In this abundantly illustrated volume his ideas and solutions for the skyscraper are discussed and illustrated in depth. Powell is an architect and urban planner who has lectured at universities in the US, Japan, Australia, and Europe. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402818257
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/1999
  • Pages: 208

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