Revisiting the skyscraper : how ecological architecture affects space

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dc.contributor.advisor Wyman, John E. Miller, Elizabeth R. en_US 2011-06-03T19:32:48Z 2011-06-03T19:32:48Z 2003 en_US 2003
dc.identifier LD2489.Z52 2003 .M55 en_US
dc.description.abstract Designers should take responsibility for their buildings, both inside and out. Every decision that is made should be weighed against the health benefits of the people and the Earth. One building may not be able to solve all of the ills of one city, but it can pave the way for a new style of architecture and ultimately a better lifestyle.Unfortunately with the ever-growing population, and our dislike for urban sprawl, the need to reach up instead of out has become pressing and will soon be imperative. I feel that "ecological designers" have mostly overlooked the skyscraper because of its immense scale. We, as designers, should look at the large size as an opportunity to make large impacts.This skyscraper responds to its surrounding environmentally and contextually. It respects the scale of the city while reacting to the path of the sun. Natural day lighting and natural ventilation strategies create a better living, working and playing environment.The designer’s current range of expertise needs to be critically expanded. The principles of architecture have to be widened to include an ecologically sensitive analysis of the buildings construction. Operation during its useful life and final disposal. Ken Yeang. The Green Sky Scraper.
dc.description.sponsorship College of Architecture and Planning
dc.format.extent 43 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Architecture. en_US
dc.title Revisiting the skyscraper : how ecological architecture affects space en_US
dc.type Undergraduate 5th year College of Architecture and Planning thesis. Thesis (B. Arch.)
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