Magazine

Jan-Feb 2017

Table of Contents
 

The FuturArc Interview
Mike Guerrero
Principal, Asian Architects
Chairman, Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines


The FuturArc Showcase
Beauty in Zero

Projects
Neeson Cripps Academy
Urban Rigger
TK-SMA BPK PENABUR Summarecon
Institute for Integrated Learning in Management Campus
Aravali Institute of Management
University of Central Asia Naryn Campus
The International School of Kuala Lumpur
Heriot-Watt University Malaysia
Lung Luong Elementary School
Sentia School

Commentary
The Alchemy of (Sustainable) Design
Crafting Pedagogy, Outside the Classroom


Happenings
Milestones & Events


Product Advertorials

 

Jan-Feb 2017
Architecture of Learning 2017

Form-making is not much discussed in the world of Green design. But it should. The deft handling of surfaces and volumes, the thoughtful arrangement of programme and functionality, can lead to several outcomes that are valued by the punditry.

Then, there is the question of cognition, the building as a facilitator of learning. Buildings engage or mimic the natural world. And if these were made visible, the building becomes a way to illustrate and interact, a cognitive tool for learning.

Lastly, space outside the classroom is a building block of community. And schools are in part about induction, students interacting with and learning from their peers. Planned inefficiency is not an oxymoron; it is seeing the value of spontaneous encounters between students and teachers, in having lines-of-sight that let everyone feel part of a community.

The architects Morphogenesis explained the Institute for Integrated Learning in Management Campus in India as a sort of deconstructed Rubik’s Cube. Form-making is the simultaneous engineering of social space and climatic response. In parallel, there is a resolution of the needs of a modern school with the typology of a traditional chawl, the social template of choice.

The building of Hoang Thuc Hao’s Sentia School in Vietnam snakes around itself, creating two courtyards that will be its social heart. The International School in Kuala Lumpur is a spine-and-ribs configuration with a series of courts between teaching blocks. Both projects empower the roof as a space for greenery and social activity.

The Net-Zero Energy Building at the School of Design and Environment in Singapore encapsulates the power of form as an arbitrator between climate and energy, social space and pedagogy. Contrary to what we have been led to believe by critics and cynics, Green is not a choice of performance over quality. It can be both.

Happy reading!

2016

Jan-Feb 2016

Mar-Apr 2016

May-Jun 2016

Retail Therapy The New Network 10th Anniversary Edition

 

Jul-Aug 2016

 Sep-Oct 2016

Nov-Dec 2016

Social Space/Public Space

Material Choices

Year-End issue

2015

Jan-Feb 2015

Mar-Apr 2015

May-Jun 2015

Making Homes Resilient Hotel and Resorts: Connecting with Nature Green Awards Edition
     

Jul-Aug 2015

Sep-Oct 2015

Nov-Dec 2015

The Biophilic Space

Energy Issue

Year-end issue

2014

Jan-Feb 2014 Mar-Apr 2014 May-Jun 2014
Architecture of Learning Living Infrastructure Green Awards Edition
     
Jul-Aug 2014 Sept-Oct 2014 Nov-Dec 2014
Design for Longevity Liveable Cities Year-end issue

2013

Jan-Feb 2013 Mar-Apr 2013 May-Jun 2013
Housing Asia Urban Edition Green Awards Edition
Jul-Aug 2013 Sep-Oct 2013 Nov-Dec 2013
The Factory The Good Office Marking Time

2012

1Q 2012 2Q 2012 3Q 2012 4Q 2012
Contemplating Consumption Climate, Materials, Community Green Resorts + Hotels

2011

1Q 2011  2Q 2011 3Q 2011 4Q 2011
Humanising Urban Networks Doing More with Less Green Inside-Out ¦Outside-In


2010

1Q 2010  2Q 2010 3Q 2010 4Q 2010
The New Workplace Education Green Wind, Water, Ecology


2009

1Q 2009  2Q 2009 3Q 2009 4Q 2009
Micro-Design People Green Architecture of Well-being


2008

1Q 2008  2Q 2008 3Q 2008 4Q 2008
Information Technology in Design / Education Remaking Metropolis Green Home


2007

1Q 2007  2Q 2007 3Q 2007 4Q 2007
Indoor Air Quality / Beijing Olympics / Sports Mobility / Transportation Conservation / Hospitality Green Spaces / Residential


2006

 
2Q 2006  3Q 2006 4Q 2006  
Sustainability / Recreation Energy & Water Efficiency / Health Urban Planning / High Density Planning  

 


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