Seaside Living: 50 Remarkable Houses

Images Publishing
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Seaside Living: 50 Remarkable Houses features a breathtaking, hand-picked collection of innovative designs in contemporary residential beachside architecture, showcased with stunning full-colour photography. This book celebrates our connection to the seaside – whether as a summer playground, winter hideaway or permanent abode, there is nothing quite so relaxing as living by the water. Images Publishing has carefully selected projects that underscore and demonstrate the dramatic and coherent blend of beautiful architecturally designed houses and the spectacular range in ecology and topography of coastal environments. Among the projects in this book are stunning beach houses that range from peaceful retreats to edgy designer homes spanning the world over, including an extensive range from Europe, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Seaside Living explores how homes are designed to celebrate their enviable beachfront positions, allowing their inhabitants to form an ingenious bond with the natural landscape. Some houses are adapted from ramshackle retreats into modern glass and steel structures that frame the magnificent ocean views. Other residences reflect the architect’s vision of working with sustainable materials, promoting both beauty and longevity, opting for a material palette that relies on suitability from the harsh, corrosive salt spray environment and representation with the location – reminiscent of flotsam, rich but weathered. 
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Publisher
Images Publishing
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Published on
Aug 28, 2015
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9781864706277
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / Buildings / Residential
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Eco Skyscrapers are synonymous with Ken Yeang and his architectural firms T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd. in Juala Lumpur and its sister company in London, Llewelyn Davies Yeang. For 35 years Yeang has pioneered the application of ecological principles to passive, low-energy tall buildings, known as 'bioclimatic skyscrapers'. His sustainable design initiatives strive for the ultimate ecological objective of integrating designed systems seamlessly and benignly within the natural environment.

Yeang has completed dozens of signature, deep green built works including the National Library of Singapore, Solaris at one-north (Singapore), the DiGi Technical Operation Centre (Malaysia) and several buildings for the Malaysian IBM franchise, Mesiniaga. He has received numerous awards worldwide including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (Geneva), the Prinz Claus Award (Netherlands) and the Singapore National Parks Skyrise Greenery Award. He currently has ongoing projects in England, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, China and the United States.

Ken Yean was trained at the Architectural Association School in London. He received a PhD for his research on ecological factors in the design and planning of the built environment from the University of Cambridge (UK). Yeang's Malaysian office, T.R. Hamzah & Yeang Sdn. Bhd. was established in 1976 and currently has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing. Yeang is also the Chairman of the UK architecture and planning firm, Llewelyn Davies Yeang.
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