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Groundscrapers and Subscrapers of Hamza and Yeang By Ivor Richards

Groundscrapers and Subscrapers of Hamza and Yeang
by Ivor Richards

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This text focuses on aspects of Yeang's work not featured in previous discussions of his architecture. It demonstrates how he transfers his skills from vertical buildings into horizontal and demonstrates a new practice in building.
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Groundscrapers and Subscrapers of Hamza and Yeang by Ivor Richards

Ken Yeang has made his reputation building the bio-climatically considered skyscraper; more recently he has been discovering the advantages for building horizontally. As the world wakes up to this latest ecological progression Yeang is leading the way. In contrast to the discussions and publications elsewhere on the high-rise work of Ken Yeang, Groundscrapers examines his low-rise, medium-rise and master-planning work, and sets these in context of the work that is being created in the rest of the world. Illustrated thoughout in colour and black and white, it includes many schemes that demonstrate this way of building, as well as a subterranean project - an underground 'skyscraper'. Yeang's projects are of great interest due to their ecological and bioclimatic content. In this new departure he transfers his skills in vertical building into the horizontal and demonstrates what can be achieved by integrating the ecosystem into the building along the ground. Groundscrapers will be the first book to document this transferral of type and to demonstrate the huge contribution it represents to the ecosystem.

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About Ivor Richards

IVOR RICHARDS is a Cambridge architect. In practice since 1966, his collaborative works with Sir Leslie Martin, which began in 1969, include a range of major Auditoria projects in the UK, between 1978 and 1991. Their most important collaborative building is the Centro de Arte Moderna, for the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon Portugal, which was awarded the RIBA Trustees Medal in 1991-92. Ivor Richards' current practice, based in Cambridge and Newcastle, includes projects for the Cambridge Ecumenical Church, for shared use by both Protestants and Catholics, and a series of distinguished Courtyard Houses. A project of ten Courtyard Houses formed an Academic Village for Stowe School, in a grade 1 listed landscape, at Buckingham. Recent commissions include an important Orientation Centre for Hadrians Wall, including both Roman and Landscape history. Ivor Richards was Professor of Architectural Design at the University of Wales in Cardiff from 1986-1994, and is currently Professor of Architecture at the University of Newcastle. Richards has also held visiting chairs in several American Schools of Architecture. Richards has written extensively on a number of leading architects in the global community, including a series of critiques on the work of Dr Kenneth Yeang from Kuala Lumpur.

Table of Contents

Project locations Architecure of the Ground-plane Notes on Groundscraper + Subscraper Enterprise 4 Building Tech-Linx Nottingham University Campus in Malaysia MDTC - LICT Mewah Oils HQ BB Park Taipei Er Mei Taichung City Civic Centre Lake Club Extension Huanan New City Masterplan PLA Telekom Multimedia University Masterplan WIPO Tianjin Civil Aviation School Sime Darby HQ Marsham Street Urban Design Taipei Capital Plaza Bishopsgate Al-Asima Beijing WSTC Jabal Omar Ah-Hilali BATC Haikou Masterplan HIPA Awards Exhibitions Featured projects + Key Members Credits

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Groundscrapers and Subscrapers of Hamza and Yeang by Ivor Richards
Ivor Richards
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John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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