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Title: PROSPECTS OF APPLYING REGENERATIVE DESIGN ONTO OLD BUILDINGS IN ASIA
Authors: JEHAN SASHA NAIR
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
DTS
Nirmal Kishnani
2016/2017 Aki DTS
Asia
LBC
Regenerative Design
Sustainability
Master (Architecture)
Issue Date: 5-Dec-2016
Citation: JEHAN SASHA NAIR (2016-12-05). PROSPECTS OF APPLYING REGENERATIVE DESIGN ONTO OLD BUILDINGS IN ASIA. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The notion of sustainability together with its green assessment certification tools have been critiqued by experts in today’s environmental situation. Using these tools tends to hinder the possibility of designing to strengthen the physical, social and ecological contexts of developments. The emerging concept of regenerative design posits that a development can provide a net positive outcome onto its surroundings in various aspects. Existing notions of green and sustainability on the other hand, believe in doing merely less or no harm. This study examines the application of regenerative design in the context of Asia. Often located in North America, examples of regenerative design quoted by various frameworks tend to be new structures, of rural nature. What happens then in cities where there already are existing structures? With the backdrop of the rapidly urbanizing cities of Asia and its developments with short lifespans, how does regenerative design then fit in? The concept of regenerative design will be explored together with an analysis of an existing framework, Living Building Challenge (LBC), highlighting the limits of the existing practice of sustainability. The context of Asia and the idea of adaptive reuse will be brought into the picture before three case studies of various scales across Asia were looked at - Enabling Village in Singapore, Floating Fields in Shenzhen, China and Zhongshan Shipyard Park in Zhongshan, China – in order to examine how regenerative design can be applied onto existing structures within the setting of cities in Asia. Analysis of the case studies show the gap between theory and application of regenerative design and how the idea changes upon application within the Asian context. The question of applicability of regenerative design on existing structures is raised, together with the question on possibility of implementation of regenerative design in Asia.
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