Magazine

4Q 2010

Table of contents
Project News
Simulating Nature
Encased in Green
 
Main Feature
Reconnecting with Nature
 
The Futurarc Interview
 
Futurarc Showcase
 
Projects
 
Commentary
 
Happenings
Milestones & Events
 
Books
 
Wind, Water, Ecology
In our quest to be close to Nature, do we physically alter it? Do we damage it irreparably? What is that two-hour flight to an eco-resort costing the natural world? In this issue we showcase two resorts in Thailand owned by Six Senses. The first, on Yao Noi Island, tiptoes around a fragile eco-system; the other, in Phuket, repairs a less-than-pristine site. Common to both is the investment made in back-of-house systems that plug the resort into loops and flows of the site, for instance, recycling water, returning nutrients to the soil, etc. Other ‘eco’ projects featured include the Borneo Eco-Wellness Resort & Spa, the Xixi wetland park region in Hangzhou, China, and the amazing Heritance Kandalama by the late Geoffrey Bawa.
 
Ecotourism aside, this issue also belongs to a bumper FuturArc Interview in which we juxtapose conversations with two important voices of Asian architecture: Shigeru Ban and Vo Trong Nghia.

 


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