Author McGillick,Paul
Title Sustainable Luxury : The New Singapore House, Solutions for a Livable Future
Imprint North Clarendon : Tuttle Publishing, 2015
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Note Frontcover -- Title Page -- CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION SUSTAINABLE LUXURY: IS IT A CONTRADICTION IN TERMS? -- TANGLIN HILL HOUSE (ECO:ID ARCHITECTS) -- NEIL ROAD SHOPHOUSE (EXPERIENCE DESIGN STUDIO, ONG&ONG) -- MANDAI COURTYARD HOUSE (ATELIER M+A) -- NAMLY DRIVE HOUSE (CHANG ARCHITECTS) -- OLIV APARTMENTS (W ARCHITECTS) -- ANDREW ROAD HOUSE (A D LAB) -- HOLLAND GROVE HOUSE (A D LAB) -- SEMBAWANG LONG HOUSES (FORMWERKZ) -- TREE HOUSE (FORMWERKZ) -- THE CORAL HOUSE (GUZ ARCHITECTS) -- WATER LILY HOUSE (GUZ ARCHITECTS) -- BELMONT ROAD HOUSE (CSYA) -- CHATSWORTH PARK HOUSE (ECO:ID ARCHITECTS) -- THOMSON HEIGHTS HOUSE (AAMER ARCHITECTS) -- JALAN MAT JAMBOL HOUSE (ZARCH COLLABORATIVES) -- INTERLOCKING HOUSE (LATO DESIGN) -- TRAVERTINE DREAM HOUSE (WALLFLOWER ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN) -- BARNSTORM HOUSE -- DAKOTA APARTMENT (JONATHAN POH) -- BAMBOO CURTAIN HOUSE (ECO:ID ARCHITECTS) -- SUNSET PLACE HOUSE (IP:LI ARCHITECTS) -- WATTEN RESIDENCES (IP:LI ARCHITECTS) -- THE GREEN COLLECTION (RT+Q ARCHITECTS) -- VERANDAH HOUSE (RT+Q ARCHITECTS) -- THE CRANES (EXPERIENCE DESIGN STUDIO, ONG&ONG) -- CAIRNHILL ROAD SHOPHOUSE (RICHARDHO ARCHITECTS) -- THE ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- Copyright -- Backcover
Singapore is celebrated as one of the most livable cities in Asia, and Sustainable Luxury shows how the prosperous, forward-looking nation is pioneering innovative solutions for environmental, economic, social, and cultural issues faced the world over. Dr. Paul McGillick, the author of The Sustainable Asian House (Tuttle, 2013), presents twenty-seven recent residential projects created by Singapore's most talented architects to address the many complex and interconnected aspects of sustainability. Some of the homes featured here emphasize environmental needs, while others are concerned with preserving cultural traditions or supporting societal and interpersonal needs—such as extended family dwellings. Each residence, however, exhibits solutions developed from a holistic point of view. These homes typically embrace the tropical climate rather than fight it, and illustrate how smart manipulation of air flows, light, shade, water, and landscaping sustain higher levels of comfort without resorting to air-conditioning. In addition to profiling individual residences, Sustainable Luxury looks at the big picture, canvassing the most pressing issues—including changing demographics and lifestyles—and examining the available solutions. Anyone concerned with the future of our world will be fascinated by the houses presented here and the ways in which Singapore is leading the way in the development of residential architecture that is as luxurious as it is sustainable
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: McGillick,Paul Sustainable Luxury : The New Singapore House, Solutions for a Livable Future North Clarendon : Tuttle Publishing,c2015 9780804844758
Subject Ecological houses.;Dwellings -- Energy conservation.;Sustainable living.;Sustainable design.;Architecture, Domestic -- Singapore
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