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Porosity architecture in ecological design

Tan, Kwon Chong (2015) Porosity architecture in ecological design. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Built Environment.


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In many cities, porosity architecture is often scripted by positioning of „best practices?. Porosity architecture is an in-depth analysis from both theoretical and practical perspectives that shows how ambiguous architecture is and purposely offers “uncertain” physical responses to deal with issues related to city?s fast-paced development and lifestyle. However, it is only developed in urban approach where it includes the horizon or boundary between public and private space. The purpose of this dissertation is to identify design strategies of porosity architecture in ecological aspect. The argument is supported through subject related literature review and case study research. Three major elements of porosity architecture have been determined as direct adoption in ecological approach. This study investigates the three main principles: sponge metaphor, permeability and transparency. The research then further scopes down to permeability and its characteristic along with specific nature as the mean of manifestation for porosity architecture in ecological design with the use of selected case studies. The findings show that the porosity architecture can be an alternative design strategy for ecological design. This dissertation has concluded that there is a serious effort needed for the development of porosity architecture on ecological approach.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Senibina) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2015; Supervisors : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilshan Remaz Ossen, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Syed Ahmad Iskandar Syed Ariffin
Uncontrolled Keywords:porosity, sponge metaphor
Subjects:T Technology > TX Home economics > TX955-985 Building management
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:53560
Deposited By: Muhamad Idham Sulong
Deposited On:17 Feb 2016 08:26
Last Modified:20 Jul 2020 07:17

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