Rising to this challenge, Dr. Yeang’s proposal for the EDITT Towers won the competition for Ecological Design in the Tropics and the. Singapore’s 26 storey EDITT Tower, designed by architects T R Hamzah & Yeang, is being created to rehabilitate an urban, non-organic site. I think the “Garden State” could do with a few buildings that take some inspiration from the planned EDITT Tower in Singapore by Ken Yeang.
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EDITT Tower | Someone Has Built It Before
If you have ever visited Singapore, you know that it is a unique experiment in the natural projection of one possible global development: The importance of ecologically sound urban planning and architectural design takes on a special importance in this environment. Rising to this challenge, Dr.
Ken Yeang’s work is featured in the brand new Eco-Design Handbook. The project will rehabilitate a site classified as “zero-culture”: The project design integrates green space to human-use area in the ratio of 1: A particularly important point in the design of the organic components is the survey of plant life in the neighborhood of the building to ensure that the plants incorporated in the building project do not compete with indigenous species.
The organic spaces are intended also to ramp editt from the street level to the top of the building, effectively integrating the sky-scraper’s 26 toder into the surface landscape.
This extension of the horizontal plane into the vertical space is further promoted by drawing the street-level shops and pedestrian activities up to the sixth floor along the system of landscaped ramps.
Aspects of the potential life cycle of a skyscraper have been taken into account, ensuring that the building can flexibly adapt to alternative uses and that materials can be easily recovered during refitting. Techniques used in the EDITT project include moveable partitions, removable floors and mechanically jointed as opposed to bonded construction.
Additionally, sewage will be reclaimed to fertilizer and built in waste hoppers will drop separated waste streams to the basement to facilitate recycling.
Comfort levels for occupants will be ensured by a mixture of options, including architectural elements designed to direct wind for ventilation and ceiling fans edott water misters to minimize refrigerant based air conditioning.
EDITT tower singapore by TR hamzah & yeang
The architects have completed a study of the embodied energy and greenhouse-gas efficiency of the building materials as well, but have opted in some cases for higher energy intensity construction materials, especially the solar panels due to their payback in energy during the life of the building and recyclable building materials such as steel and aluminium. Composite timber-floor cassettes will replace the commonly used concrete floors to achieve gains in energy-efficient construction.
Promising to explore novel concepts such as inflatable air bags as wind fins to improve ventilation and modify wind loads; natural ventilation of the toilet areas hung on the edges of the building; and water collection scallops along the sides of the building, this is one skyscraper to watch. Yeang is among the leaders who seek to prove not only that wind, rain, sun and nature can and should be in harmony with human development, but that the ecologically balanced urban environment is itself a living breathing organism.
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