Skylight on tropical building

Let There Be Light: Placing Top Light on Tropical Buildings Roof

Placing top light or aperture on building roof allow natural day light to enter rooms below reducing the need for artificial light. Various kind of top lighting can be found…

Construction Waste

Recycling construction waste in Indonesia

Demolition and construction waste makes up a significant portion of total waste that goes into landfills. Landfill operations as we all know is harmful to the environment; as it resulted…

Turbine Vent or Whirly Bird

Cooling houses with turbine vents: a low cost and energy efficient solution

Turbine vents or often known as well as whirly birds have been widely used for a long time. The turbine vents are used in buildings where an efficient and economical…

Mies sketch

Doing Mies in tropical Asia: building modern glass houses with consciousness

Let’s face it, the most familar feature of contemporary modern houses or buildings is glass. Window to ceiling glass windows, skylights, glass steps, glass dividers and so on are often…

Louvered Glass Window

Energy Efficient with Louvered Windows: why they work and why we should use them

The good old louvered windows or commonly called ‘jendela nako’ in Indonesia has gradually been left-out. Considered to be old fashioned with less than luxurious look, this window system which…