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Sculpting Spaces in the Tropics: Aamer Architects

Sculpting Spaces in the Tropics: Aamer Architects

By (author) Aamer Taher

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  • Inspired by the Asian culture, Aamer channels his artistic soul through the creation of houses that combine the world of the outdoors with the indoor living experience, towards an ideal architectural space
Full Description
This book is a collection of houses that represents the journey of an architect in discovering his artistic soul in designing houses in the tropics. Houses that sit well on the site and integrate the outdoors, allowing natural flow of air and energy with spaces that are physically comfortable and forms that are inspiring. Aamer re-invents the tropical house with contemporary forms that are unique and relevant to today's lifestyle expectations. Tropical elements of light and shade, openness to the landscape are revisited with interesting new forms. Merging the tropical language with contemporary lines and structure, the book shows also the earlier works of Aamer which already embrace the green lush outdoor gardens making them part of the indoor living experience. Inspirations are often drawn from the traditional Asian culture such as the Iban Longhouse which resulted in the 'Dalvey Long House', bold in form and fluid in function with its typical spatial arrangements and strategy. Other projects derive their challenges from the site, like the 'Merlimau House' built on a rather tight triangular land. Apart from cooling the house by having green roof tops the effect can be achieved by having the swimming pool elevated where the best views are occasionally found. The book attempts to show that Aamer views design as finding an ideal solution to the combination of factors that include site, culture and climate, structure and services with an economy of means to arrive at an aesthetic whole. The Archisculpture architecture considers each project as a work of art, conceived through a thorough appreciation of context and brief, and carefully sculptured to congenially fit into the land.
About the Author
Aamer Taher established his company in 1994, two years upon his return to Singapore from London, where he trained in the Architectural Association School of Architecture and practiced with several firms including the prestigious Michael Hopkins and Associates. Aamer lives and works in Singapore.
Aamer Taher established his company in 1994, two years upon his return to Singapore from London, where he trained in the Architectural Association School of Architecture and practiced with several firms including the prestigious Michael Hopkins and Associates. Aamer lives and works in Singapore.
Specifications
Publisher
ORO Editions
ISBN
9781935935117
Published
18th Aug 2014
Binding
Hardback
Size
254 mm x 203 mm
Pages
192 Pages
Illustrations
color, b&w
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