Asian Architecture (ARC 2234 / ARC60403) Project 1: Case Study Paper
Topic & Issue Proposal (10%) Due Date: 29 Sept 2015
Preparea two-pagetype-written proposal,including aconceptmapping,asummaryof the topic and/or
issueto be explored,someof the questionsyou hopeto address,alongwith a title, and anannotated
Studentname and ID: KELVIN NG
Solution To Maximize The Ventilation Of
Glass Shed, Sekeping Serendah
1. What isthe opennessconcept contributed to theventilation oftheglassshed?
2. Why the orientations ofthebuilding affecttheconceptofopenness and howdoesit
3. How doestheleveling ofthebuilding contributeto theventilation?
4. What kind oflocal material doesglassshed usedto enhancetheventilation?
5. How doesMalay vernacularhouseventilationdesign affectglassshed’sventilation
Summary ofthetopic (300words):
Natural ventilationisoneofthekeydesignsin glassshedastheydid notprovideair-
conditioning in theirshed.In orderto maximizetheventilation ofglassshed,theymodifythe
opennessconceptthatmaximizestheairflowin and around building.The orientation ofthe
building also affectstheconceptofopenness,asthedensityofvegetation on each sidewill be
differentwherespacearrangementneedsto bechanged.Sekeping’sprojectsalso tend to push
thedesign with thecontextbeyond theimaginary,thepossibilityto design on difficultterrains
withoutdisturbingthem.GlassShed useleveling responding to thetopographyasitallowsthe
wind passing throughwith fewerobstaclesthatdeceleratesthewind speed. Furthermore,
Sekeping’sprojectsarefamousforusinglocal material such astimber,steel and bricksin their
design,GlassShedcarryingthesamearchitecturallanguagethatcan befound on traditional
Malayhouseswhich workswonderswhen itcomesto ventilation especiallyforhotand humid
countrieslikeMalaysia. However,theventilation design oftheMalayhousesiswell adaptedby
GlassShed’sdesign in termofhierarchyofspace,material used and alsotheroofing design
which enhancesthenatural ventilation.
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