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Students perspective on sustainable tropical architectural ideas

Ahmad, Mohd. Hamdan (2005) Students perspective on sustainable tropical architectural ideas. In: 6th Sustainable Environmental Architecture, September 2005, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia.

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Books on tropical architecture normally based on the architectural idea as revealed by the traditional architecture solutions. The environment during that time was different. It was less developed thus was more natural. The less complex building scale seem to fit nicely within the environment that somehow act naturally as part of the building sheltering system. The same location has now changed due to rapid development. The contemporary architecture now must response to totally different needs and changed surrounding. High density, complexities and energy demand are new design issues. These new scenarios require new architectural solutions. This paper shares some brave attempts by architecture students from EnviroUnit within the School of Architecture in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia to create sustainable contemporary tropical architecture. Their exploration of architectural design ideas ranges from less complex building to resort development and high density urban housing. It is the hope of the author that they become the future architects who will repair the damaged done for more sustainable tropical environment and tropical urban cities.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Design Ideas and Sustainable Tropical Architecture
Subjects:N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:2323
Deposited By: Azura Baharudin
Deposited On:11 Apr 2007 07:18
Last Modified:28 Aug 2017 07:57

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