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Reclaiming Backlanes : Design Vision for Increasing Building Performance and Reprogramming Common Spaces

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Bruelisauer and Berthold edit this extensively illustrated urban planning conceptual showcase on the transformation of backlanes between shophouses in Singapore to improve energy efficiency, pedestrian usability, and aesthetics. Using two case studies in a commerical and a residential neighborhood, the book aims to build support for a pilot project. After introducing itself, the book reviews the history and spatial variability of backlanes. Next it turns to the infrastructure and services currently routed through them, focusing especially on the environmental impact of individual air conditional units and alternative temperature control systems. A significant portion of the book presents temperature data, architectural layouts, service uses, waste management, community uses, and other data assessing the backlanes in the commercial neighborhood of Boat Quay and residential neighborhood of Emerald Hill. Folllowing up on these findings, the authors suggest modifications, principally a new "heat bus" system to replace AC window units, as well as individual changes in layout and cost analysis before ad after. Several chapters elaborate more comprehensively on options for each of the two sites. Scenarios each. They conclude with reiteration of the need for more energy efficient cooling, but also a participatory design process to choose between the many possible visions. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 319
Genre: Political Science
Sub-Genre: Public Policy / City Planning + Urban Development, Public Policy / Regional Planning
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc
Language: English
Street Date: January 24, 2016
TCIN: 50815720
UPC: 9789814740869
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-7730
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