chapter  4
12 Pages

Green Design in the Hot Humid Tropical Zone

WithKen Yeang

The proposition here, of the intensive building as an ecologically responsive building might well be regarded by some as a conundrum. Afterall, an intensive building such as the skyscraper is one of the city’s most intensive building type (besides others like the shopping mall or the convention center). Such buildings, in comparison with other smaller experimental low energy ecological buildings elsewhere, are by all means and purposes not low energy nor self evidently ecological building types by virtue of their enormous size and high consumption of energy and materials.