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Ken Yeang: Bioclimatic Skyscrapers

Alternative title
Bioclimatic Skyscrapers (Ice)
Synopsis
Ken Yeang and his partner Robert Hamzah formed their partnership in the 1970s in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Their attention has been focused on tall buildings, and their research has led to the emergence of what they call ‘bioclimatic skyscrapers’ - energy-efficient enclosures. By carefully shaping and positioning the various elements, selecting appropriate materials and systems, and by relating to the local climate - adding vegetation wherever possible, they design low-energy buildings. All their buildings - mostly office towers - are in Asia and exemplify their principles.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 11 min.
Year of production
1994
Availability
Free loan (ICE)
Sale (WM); 2005 sale: £19.95 (+VAT +p&p) (WM)
Uses
Students of architecture.
Subjects
Architecture
Keywords
architectural design; buildings; energy conservation; skyscrapers; Yeang, Ken

Production Company

Name

Pidgeon Audio Visual

Notes
see World Microfilms and Pidgeon Digital

Distributor

Name

Institution of Civil Engineers

Email
library@ice.org.uk
Web
http://www.ice.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7665 2251
Fax
020 7976 7610
Address
Library
1 Great George Street
London
SW1P 3AA
Notes
The ICE library has hundreds of VHS tapes and a growing collection of DVDs for loan to members and lecturers interested in the work of professional engineers. Audio recordings of a range of recent lectures held at the ICE are available for free online playback.
Name

World Microfilms

Contact
Stephen Albert
Email
microworld@ndirect.co.uk
Web
http://www.microworld.uk.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7586 4499
Fax
020 7722 1068
Address
PO Box 35488
St John’s Wood
London
NW8 6WD
Notes
World Microfilms distributes the Audio Forum collection of CDs for language learning and the Sussex Tapes library of video and audio material for sixth form and undergraduate teaching. The Sussex Tapes collection concentrates on the areas of English, history and music. Architecture programmes from the Masters of Architecture and Pidgeon Digital (qv) series of slides are sold on DVD as well as being accessible online via subscription.

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