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Constructed Ecosystems: Ideas and Subsystems in the Work of Ken Yeang

Presented here are some of the devices used by Ken Yeang in his endeavors to take his theoretical work on ecoarchitecture into the real world of building. The fundamental underlying premise is that ecoarchitecture, if it is to fully embrace the natural world, must be designed to be ‘living constructed ecosystems’ and not inert denatured structures.

Yeang holds that green design today is still very much in its adolescence, requiring significant developmental work, particularly in architectural biointegration and aesthetic development. Shown and explained here are the various invented devices that Yeang has adopted to technically advance his ideas from the

Workshop by Ken Yeang at Ajman University of Science & Technology, UAE

The department of Architectural Engineering at the College of Engineering in Ajman University of Science and Technology will be holding a workshop from 28th February – 1st March 2016. The workshop is entitled “EcoArchitecture: Green Buildings for UAE” delivered by internationally renowned architect Ken Yeang.

AD Classics: Menara Mesiniaga / T. R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd.

Marking both an ending, and a beginning, the Menara Mesiniaga (Mesiniaga Tower) in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (just outside of Kuala Lumpur), is the culmination of Ken Yeang’s years of research into passive strategies for tall buildings, and it marks the first in a line of buildings (what he calls his ‘Series 2’ towers) that fully realize Yeang’s bioclimatic design principles. The embodiment of his tenacious goal to bring passive design to the hot humid climate of Southeast Asia, the principles on display at Menara Mesiniaga have influenced subsequent skyscraper designs across the globe.

More Free Summer Reading: Nine Architecture Books From Routledge Available Throughout August

Wondering what to do with the last, lingering weeks of summer? There's still plenty of time for some enticing summer reading! Peruse this online collection of select books on Architecture, chosen from academic publisher Routledge's titles on themes of Professional Practice and Sustainable Architecture, and available in their entirety for free throughout the month of August.

Including compelling and notable works, these books tackle relevant and significant contemporary issues facing the design world today. See what's available after the break.

Reading Spaces, Spaces for Reading: A look at Singapore's Culture of Reading

Central Library Singapore at dawn. Photo © Jason Wee
Central Library Singapore at dawn. Photo © Jason Wee

This article comes to us courtesy of author Jason Wee, an artist, curator, and writer who directs Grey Projects in Singapore. It originally appeared on the Guggenheim's blog on January 14th, 2013.