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Title: ARCHITECTURAL POTENTIAL OF RAIN AND STORMWATER MANAGEMENT : AMENITIES CENTRE, JURONG INDUSTRIAL PARK, CHIN BEE DRIVE
Authors: GOH CHIAW MENG
Keywords: Architecture
Cheah Kok Ming
Thesis
Rainwater disposal
Storm water management
Strategies
Issue Date: 20-Nov-2009
Citation: GOH CHIAW MENG (2009-11-20T06:38:08Z). ARCHITECTURAL POTENTIAL OF RAIN AND STORMWATER MANAGEMENT : AMENITIES CENTRE, JURONG INDUSTRIAL PARK, CHIN BEE DRIVE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The objective of the thesis is to investigate on an architectural scale how buildings can contribute more to the environment in the area of rain and storm-water management and explore the architectural possibilities of rain as an inspiration to architecture. Using an amenities centre in an industrial estate as a vehicle, the project’s objectives are to improve the rainwater management of the proposed building, the storm-water management of the site and its proximities and attempt to close the hydrology cycle through treatment of part of the proposed building’s grey water output. The thesis investigates alternative techniques/approaches to rainwater disposal through study of natural environments and formulates strategies to manage rain which differ from conventional solutions. The design to look at 3 key areas: Architecture – Building as a ‘sponge’ to deal with rain and storm-water, through multiple porous layers, roofs and terraces, improving management and quality. Architectural possibilities through retention of rain and storm-water brings sight, sound and sense to the palette of architectural detailing revealing the rain when it is over. Selection of site and site planning –The site and architecture acts a basin to its surroundings. Through porous planning on site and placement of building blocks, stormwater can be deterred to flow into gardens, creek beds increasing dwell time, and improving quality. Systems – Formation of a close loop system to reduce impact on environment through harvesting of rain for daily usage and treatment of grey water output of building via natural methods.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223463
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