Ken Yeang has been working constantly for fifteen years on a series of inventive 'bio-climatic' office towers in the quick developing South-Asian countries. One of his large achievements is being able to integrate his ecological beginnings in commercial office towers.
Yeang was educated at the Architectural Association in London and received a PhD at the University of Cambridge for his research into ecological factors in the developed environment. Since 1976 he is associated with TR Hamzah in the architectural firm TR Hamzah & Yeang with offices in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malaysia.
Yeangs designs are based on a coherent theory with respect to ecological constructing. A profound understanding of the local climate and the local construction methods is used for developing new building typologies. This Bio-climatic Architecture connects energy-efficiency to an improvement of the work- and living circumstances of its users.
office: TR Hamzah & Yeang, Kuala Lumpur and Penang (Malaysia)
Ken Yeang: Bioclimatic Skyscrapers, London, 1994
L'Arca, Nov. 1996: The New Basis (ITAL/ENG)