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Idea House: Future Tropical Living Today

di Jason Pomeroy

The Idea House is the first zero carbon residence in Southeast Asia. It provides an insight into future tropical living by showcasing the latest in sustainable architecture. 

In response to the increasing depletion of natural resources and escalation of carbon emissions, there has been a concerted global effort to seek built environment solutions that minimise waste, preserve our planet’s natural environment and be respectful of local cultures for the benefit of people now, and in the future. 

The Idea House was conceived to demonstrate the heightening role developers and built environment professionals play in addressing climate change. It is a sustainable prototype house that forms a test bed for new sustainable design ideas and processes, and has involved the collaboration of some of the world’s leading technology and solutions providers from the fields of architecture, engineering, landscape design, construction and Information Technology, aswell as from a technologically advanced supply chain.

This book documents the process of design required to create a carbon neutral development from inception to completion and records in graphic and photographic detail the results of a sustainable design collaboration to deliver a sustainable product in the form of a house that reduces consumption, generates energy, and is respectful of local socio- cultural practices. It is supported with quantitative data recording the design's carbon neutrality and will appeal to the designer, the developer, the engineer, the academic or anyone interested in the increasing importance of sustainability development to preserve our planet for future generations.


* > Prof. Jason Pomeroy is an award winning architect, academic and director of International design practice, Broadway Malyan. In addition to co-directing their Singapore office, he lectures and publishes widely in his research field of vertical urbanism and carbon zero development. He is an honorary professor of Nottingham university; and adjunct professor at the Mapua Institute of Technology and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

The Sime Darby Property Division is a leader in building sustainable communities with a global presence. It is an integrated property player involved in property development, asset management, hospitality and leisure. Currently, the Property Division has a significant presence in the Asia-Pacific region with projects in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam and China.

Broadway Malyan is an award winning international practice of architects, urbanists and designers. Founded in 1958, Broadway Malyan has grown to become a practice with fifteen international offices throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
 Broadway Malyan seeks to deliver buildings and places that meet the needs of our clients, enhance the environment and are both sustainable and rooted in their community. They believe in the added value of great design and place making. They have a genuine commitment to the task of making better cities and creating places which enrich people's lives.

Veste editoriale: Softcover
Pagine: 208
Immagini a colori: 200
Schizzi e disegni: 50
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2011
ISBN: 9781935935100