A Manual for Ecological Design
By (author) Ken Yeang
Ecodesign by Ken Yeang
Book DescriptionYou'll find clear instructions on how to design, build and use a green sustainable architecture in Ecodesign . Author Ken Yeang will show you how to produce and maintain ecosystem-like structures and systems whose content and outputs not only integrate benignly with the natural environment, but whose built form and systems function with sensitivity to the locality's ecology as well in relation to global biospheric processes. He will help you learn to develop structures and systems that are low consumers of non-renewable resources, built with materials that have low ecological consequences and are designed to facilitate disassembly, continuous reuse and recycling, and that at the end of their useful lives can be reintegrated seamlessly back into the natural environment. Each of these aspects, and other attendant ones, is examined in detail with regards to how they influence design and planning.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470997789
(211mm x 262mm x 34mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Ken Yeang
Ken Yeang is an architect-planner, and one of the foremost ecodesigners, theoreticians and thinkers in the field of green design. After having studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London, his work on the green agenda started in the 70s with his doctoral dissertation for the University of Cambridge on ecological design and planning. Yeang is the author of several books on ecological design, including The Skyscraper, Bioclimatically Considered: A Design Primer (1996) published by Wiley-Academy, and The Green Skyscraper: The Basis for Designing Sustainable Intensive Buildings (1999) published by Prestel (Germany). He is the distinguished Plym Professor at the University of Illinois and Adjunct Professor at the University of Malaya and University of Hawaii (at Manoa) and recently received a D. Lit. (Hon) from the University of Sheffield. He is an Honorary FAIA and has served on the RIBA Council. A principal of Llewlleyn Davies Yeang (UK) and its sister firm, Hamzah & Yeang (Malaysia), Ken Yeang is well known for designing signature green high-performance buildings and master plans, and for his pursuit of an ecological aesthetic in his designs.
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