As we said we would, Sheer visited the Exhibition of Broadway Maylan’s project which is the Idea House – Southeast Asia’s first carbon zero prototype residence. The international design practice also launched a book entitled Future Tropical Living Today, written by one of their directors, Prof Jason Pomeroy, an award winning architect and academic at the same time.
The book offers insight into the process from inception to reality of the Idea House and documents the processes involved in creating an architectural masterpiece that considers the environment. It depicts in photographic detail what it took to build such a sustainable product that “reduces consumption, generates energy and is respectful of local socio-cultural practices” at the same time.
Interestingly enough, there was thought put into the location of the book launch and exhibition. Though it is already over, it was held at the Marina Bay City Gallery, which makes up just a fraction of the Marina Bay area in the central area of Southern Singapore. Marina Bay is primed for various purposes including commercial, entertainment, business and residential developments. The area boasts eco-friendly architecture and green technology in the development of its upcoming projects. One such example is the already built Marina Barrage that showcases environmental sustainability and garnered the Green Mark Platinum Infrastructure Award in 2009, which is the top award given out by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA).
Here are some pictures that we snapped along the way.
Architectural models of the Idea House
Other things on display @ the Marina Bay City Gallery
More news about the Idea House can be found here.
More on Broadway Malyan can be found here.