Nirmal Kishnani

Dr Nirmal Kishnani is an Associate Professor at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore. He is the force behind several platforms on sustainable design in Asia. FuturArc magazine, where he is editor-in-chief, is a bimonthly glimpse of Green in action. FuturArc Prize and Green Leadership Award, two competitions that he chairs, probe the future of design. Dr Kishnani’s early interest in the occupant-building interface led to position on how architecture affects human well-being. In 2002 he founded Asia’s first Green consulting unit where this goal was actualised through a biophilic approach in projects such as the retrofit of the Asian Development Bank (Manila) Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and Gardens by the Bay (Singapore). Since 2007 Dr Kishnani has sought to bridge education and practice. His book, Greening Asia, eschews checklists and instead asks what might be a vocabulary for sustainable design, one that is embedded in ecology and wellness His recent research traces the objectives and impact of two biophilic projects in Singapore. Dr Kishnani has sat on advisory panels in China, Singapore and Vietnam, targeting policy and design guidelines. In 2015 he was picked by a leading magazine as one of ‘50 most influential in Singapore design’.

Diseño Biofílico en la Arquitectura Urbana: El Hotel Oasia en Singapur

septiembre 19, 2018

El Hotel Oasia Downtown, diseñado por Woha, una empresa de arquitectura de Singapur, es uno de los rascacielos más impactantes de Asia. Primero está envuelto en una malla roja, un toque de color diferente a cualquier otro en su vecindario, y luego cuenta con parches subrepticios de verde que parecen envolver lentamente al edificio. Las…