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Ken Yeang

By Leo Gullbring
Architecture all too often look the same wherever we go around the world, square modernist boxes on the ground or in the sky. Malaysian-born Ken Yeang dare act local in a global world, considering architecture basically a shelter which has to contend with climate as a given immutable parameter. And with some 6 billion human being living in the Tropics, buildings has to be more energy efficient if the planet is going to survive. But instead of creating low-tec sustainable architecture Ken Yeang and his partner Tengku Robert Hamzah has opted for high-tec solutions sporting green skyscrapers. Among his recent works is the New National Library in Singapore, the Mewah Oil Hq, and the Malaysia Design Innovation Centre in Cyberjaya.

 
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Published in Azur, 2006
2006 Calimero