A good insulation under the roof can assist to achieve a better thermal comfort (image credit: D.Tunas)

Roof Insulation For Tropical Homes

In tropical architecture one of the most important elements of a building is its roof. In the region which is characterized with strong sun radiation and high rainfall, the roof…

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Bamboo house at solar decathlon

See on Scoop.it – Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices the house features two curved roofs and a solar-facing wall which are clad with photovoltaic panels that can generate enough…

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Building With Shipping Containers In The Tropics (Part 2)

In order  to provide another perspective to the already heated discussion about the ‘greenness’ of ISBU construction, let us now place it in the warm and humid climate of tropical…

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Building With Shipping Containers In the Tropics (Part 1)

  by  jdnx    Shipping containers have been gaining popularity as building materials all around the world. They have been used to build temporary structure and also permanent structure. Generally speaking there…

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The Pros and Cons of Cargo Container Architecture

See on Scoop.it – Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices With the green premise growing in popularity across the globe, more and more people are turning to cargo container structures…

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Q and A with Fr. Andang Binawan, ‘Father of Waste’, initiator of Pan-tik-foam movement, green activist.

Father Andang Binawan, a Jesuit priest, is currently serving as one of Jakarta Bishop’s episcopal vicars. He is a well-known figure among the Catholic community for his works for the…

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Rammed Earth Homes in the Tropics

Beautiful, comfortable, durable and sophisticated are some of the words that can be used to describe a well built rammed earth house. Millions of people have enjoyed the benefits of…

A composite of bamboo and ferro-cement done by local craftmen create a lighter roofing structure

A green house of harmony and balance in the heart of Ubud, Bali

Inspired by traditional Balinese philosophy of life called the Tri Hita Karana that is about keeping harmony and balance between human to God, human-to-human and human to environment,  Michael Huffman built his…

Encaustic cement tiles at a Chinese temple in Singapore

Encaustic Cement Tiles: Alluring Tiles With An Old-World Charm

When we think of encaustic cement tiles, we often think of buildings from bygone era. They evoke sense of nostalgia and romanticism when life was a lot less hectic than…

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Bamboo: A poor man’s timber no more

In the aftermath of Yogyakarta earthquake in 2006, there was a tremendous hike in demand for bamboo triggered by the hasten city reconstruction process, A huge quantity of bamboo was needed…

Converting waste material into a new usable product (image courtesy of P!D)

Bringing upcycling project beyond the ‘oh-so-hip’ factor through participatory design approach in one Singapore neighbourhood

Green Asia Force talked to the dynamic duo behind P!D (Participate In Design), Jan Lim and Mizah Rahman. They explained that P!D started as part of a Master’s thesis in…

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Changi goes green with recycled concrete

See on Scoop.it – Green ideas and Sustainable Building Practices GreenAsiaForce‘s insight: Changi Airport is set to go greener with recycled concrete. The airport engaged engineering experts from NUS who…