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Title: NATURE INTEGRATED LIVING ENVIRONMENT: CONCEPTUALIZING A NEW URBAN LANDSCAPE
Authors: YANG YA JU
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
DTS
Master
Kazuhiro Nakajima
2013/2014 Aki DTS
Deforestation
Environmental benefits
Green architecture
Green infrastructure
Human development
Nature conservation
Urban greenery
Urbanization
Issue Date: 20-Nov-2013
Citation: YANG YA JU (2013-11-20). NATURE INTEGRATED LIVING ENVIRONMENT: CONCEPTUALIZING A NEW URBAN LANDSCAPE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In light of the increasing world population and the inevitable consequences of loss of natural landscapes due to pressing needs for developmental infrastructures, this paper searches for a solution to address the alienation from nature in human, and also the conflicts between developmental needs and nature conservation. This dissertation hypothesizes that a new typology of living environment that is integrated with nature and greenery could be created, and this new typology will have both the human and environmental interests considered. As such, this typology will try to balance the conflicting ends of development and nature conservation. The methodology in proving this hypothesis is through a review of literature regarding the preference for nature of human, the benefits of greenery for human, and the overall environmental benefits of having greenery in urban environment. After the literature review, further studies were done regarding current architectural typologies that were designed to be integrated with greenery or nature, and two basic typologies were deduced. Using these typologies as guidelines, six case studies of three different scales were chosen, with representation from both typologies in each scale level. Through the analysis of case studies, the advantages and disadvantages of each typology were concluded, which leads to the deduction of a framework for the proposal of the new typology. The focused definition of nature in this dissertation is greenery, without much focus to the notion of ecosystem attached to the word, as the main focus of this dissertation is the human living environment.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/223844
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