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"The Sustainable Asian House celebrates the new architectural vocabulary of environmental, social and cultural sustainability emerging in the five ‘tiger’ economies of Southeast Asia—Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines. The 27 houses featured in this book have been carefully selected to demonstrate how architects in the region are responding to the global trend towards sustainability. The book deals with specific lifestyle and climate-related issues as well as rapidly changing demographic and social trends in the region. Topics covered include tradition and modernity in a contemporary Asian context, privacy and community, cultural heritage and cultural identity. Urbanization, surging economic growth, the emergence of a global IT and financial class, and globalization in general, have all triggered significant social change and created a distinct set of architectural priorities. Yet, the architects of Southeast Asia—and their clients—are not abandoning their architectural heritage. Rather, they are merging global trends with traditional identities to produce stylistic eclecticism. These new architectural approaches involve the reinterpretation of vernacular practices and a growing interest in traditional materials and craftsmanship. Construction techniques are being adapted from the local context. The importance of well-being is reflected in the emphasis on fresh air, natural light and spatial variety to accommodate individual needs. Climate-related issues, such as orientation to the sun and prevailing winds to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprints, are given attention. All these factors are influencing the ways in which houses now interact with their immediate urban context and their inhabitants. This may be seen in how the plan of a house reflects traditional practice, or in the way traditional crafts are adapted to new uses, or in how local materials and interior details are used to provide a sense of continuity in cultural and religious values across generations."

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ISBN 9780794607487
Weight 1.252
Publisher PERIPLUS PUBLISHING
Language English

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MCGILLICK, PAUL

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Dr Paul McGillick is a prominent, Sydney-based writer and editor in the fields of architecture, art and design. He was formerly Editorial Director at Indesign Media for over 12 years where he also edited Indesign magazine (specialising in workplace design)and was founding editor of regional architecture, art and design magazine, Habitus. He is the author of a number of books, has edited and contributed to numerous other books and written innumerable essays and articles. He has contributed to leading newspapers (such as the Australian Financial Review) and magazines both in Australia and internationally and worked extensively in radio (drama and documentaries) and television (arts documentaries and the weekly magazine programmes, Imagine from 1993 -1996 for SBS TV and the Arts Show for ABC TV).

He has also worked in the area of corporate communications, both through his own consultancy and with management training companies, using his background as a trained linguist. As an applied linguist, he taught and researched for almost twenty years at the University of Sydney.

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