Discuss about the Ecosystem Biomimetic Architectural.
Structures fade and lose their form with age. This might cause them to outgrow in original form and functionality. Adaptive reuse of contemporary lifestyle, urban constructions, and the need for constant upgrade are some of the demand factors affecting the original plan for buildings. Location also matters because it defines the landscape. The geographical elements such as rivers and parks determine the design adopted by the architecture. All these changes must be within the available resources hence the cost effectiveness of a plan counts management. Poor workmanship needs improved structural mechanisms. This essay features architectural designs by Singapore based Chan Soo Chan and Jean Francois Milou. Both Chan and Jean have the expertise to correct errors on old building through innovative designs. Their use of standardized changes on the building requires minimized changes that do not deter the cultural attributes. Although these have similarities, there are differences in their approach. The essay looks at what is common and what differs between the two architectures.
Jean Francois Milou is French born but has had considerable contribution in Singapore’s adaptive reuse architectural designs. He has the ability to refurbish old buildings designed by different designers. His transformation of the historic buildings shows a unique combination of the old and new with an elegant touch. His work on heritage building brings a global experience. His design of the Singapore National Gallery reflects on his modern and professional style. He uses the roof as a centerpiece for connecting the old and the new to transform a 100-year-old courthouse into a museum. Although he is 63, he makes use of young talented designers from the local region to come up with an innovative approach that uses materials such as gold, copper and other metallic elements for its styles.
Chan Soo Chan is an award-winning architect who also has an experience with national buildings. Graduate from Yale University, he shows maturity in contemporary architecture for local and urban, residential and commercial designs. Like Jean Milou, he also has a firm (SCDA Architects) of designers specialized in new renovations. His design of the National Design Centre shows a combination of multiple designs on a multipurpose center with attributes for a public exhibition center, lecture halls, and community center for entertainment and learning. Soo Chan has the ability to work on restorations through a creative transformation of reuse in urban recreations management. Similar to Jean, Chan makes changes on interconnected buildings. This design tactic of working on complex exhibition reveals Chans ability to add value on buildings through refurbishment of the centers for public and private use. His style of replacement and repair involves the removal of dilapidated surfaces without interference with the archeological purpose of the construction.
Both designers make functional alterations on the buildings effectively. Redesigning for reuse or sustainability for land conservation, reduced urban congestion. This calls for specifications in size and concepts. Jean incorporates glass for aesthetic purposes giving the national themes a contemporary touch. He works on government buildings retaining their official use but differences in function. That is, He transforms a court building into a Museum. Other modern elements used by the two designers are in the colour, grey stonework, tiled floors and portico moldings. Jean retains the original timber roofing for a social advantage. Historical factors such as cultural function of the building determine the changes made because of social importance. The process of reshaping such buildings also needs to focus on the aesthetics. These architects consider modernity without negating the value of culture in building designs.
Structural adaptations in both designers is evident as they restore neglected old buildings to give them a new economic sense. The cost benefit analysis measures the costs and market properties for reuse. The original buildings often have a historic design plan that retains its original properties. Jean Milou specializes in the redesign of a colonial building into a masterpiece conjoining two historical buildings. His tactic incorporates modern designs of adjacent buildings and daylighting features, which are common in European architecture. Both designers understand the value of investing in lighting, engineering and preservation elements. For indoor and outdoor properties. Like Milou Chan has a wide experience in commercial building designs including commercial and institutional luxury buildings.
Differences in thought
Chan Soo Khan is keen on the spiritual essence of adaptive architectural designs. Represented in his adherence the local culture, he brings out Buddhist elements in his architectural designs. He refers to this as the spiritual essence found in a place. In his opinion, this attribute is affordable and saves on resources because it does not require unnecessary fixtures. This gives him an edge in the Asia Pacific region where spirituality is crucial. He incorporates the phenomenal out of experience. To the contrary, Milou finds inspiration from his profession, structures and he advocates for less intervention on infrastructural structures. He believes in simplicity and discretion when transforming structural and functional elements. He accepts technical reality as a challenge, which he applies in the prefabrications, metal framing and basements. He makes use of elegant metals to break down complexities and define the ideal design 
Khan uses emotional architectural designs to complement his designs Adaptive design in Chan Soo Chan takes a structure and behavioral trait that is in line with the demand in Singapore. Compositional differences in Jean Milou’s designs represents luxury and comfort. He brings out individual architecture with tropical, Malaysian and Singaporean designs. Nationalism and regionalism feature in his façade architecture, which blends tradition and history, also features in his designs to bring out ideas of oriental. This gives his style a local but sophisticated identity. On the other hand, Milou stands out for meticulous designs, which take advantage of the technology innovation. Although Milou specializes in cultural and special transformation, he does not personalize his techniques. His design of the National Gallery in Singapore shows a blend of monumental tactics and layered designs for reuse. Jean Milou’s motivation in Singaporean and urban planning design is evident. He shows sensitivity towards the historic management. This is evident in his design of museums in the region.
Complete redesigning projects by Chan Soo Chan’s modelling represent natural factors. Chan Soo Chan is a professional designer with a background in landscaping and interior design. His work varies from hotels, commercial, institutional, and residential designs. He brings this out in landscaping designs of green rooftops. Integrating nature and architectural designs. The combination of sustainability explores the Singaporean environment for an edge in designs. Milou uses variations in his spatial designs to highlight urban design properties. He does not have a specific focus but he embraces the architectural demands in the region. He also borrows from classic designs as shown in his monumental staircases, concourse basements, drapes and roof shimmers as well as the longitudinal design of the gallery. His stunning creativity and art installations represents a blend of South East Asia and modernity. He brings out the heritage and interventions from the community. Before designing the gallery, he carries out research on the region. In essence, his designs show revelation for the integrity of the region from the visual art, seascape, the people and ecosystem. He points to the importance of Singapore’s history. This is also evident in his cultural projects in Europe and India.
Chan’s designs have an environmental focus. He invests in sustainable practices such as the use of recycled materials as a philosophy. His tactic is an advantage in the global market. He brings out the international concerns of energy efficiency through the structural changes that he makes. This is manifest in internal designs of lighting and fixtures. Choo uses elements such as lighting for interior spatial designs from the tropical climates natural lighting. His idea of sustainability is to preserve life. He brings out multiple concepts of the environment and he explores this in interior and exterior designs. At the heart of Choo’s designs is Spatial and lighting properties reminiscent of his natural environment. Although he has a background in westernized architectural techniques such as de-constructivism, his approach to cultural renovations embraces constructivist architecture. He demonstrates this in the conceptualization of order, special, sequence and symmetry. This gives him a multidisciplinary approach to architecture like the combination of science, environment and architecture.
Adaptive reuse in architectural designs represents standardized elements. Contemporary architectural designers have characteristics that define their uniqueness in various projects. Evident in their spatial manipulation of their projects, Chan Soo Khan and Francois Milou reveal the importance of integrity history in architectural designs. Using global standards, the two come up with distinct designs of using aesthetics and technological innovations to refurbish constructions. They bring out structural adaptation and functionality as crucial elements of adaptive reuse in architectural designs. The two capitalize on professional approaches to create masterpiece designs. However, their differences emerge in the conceptualization of themes for their projects. Both professional construction designers draw from their experiences and inner motivations. Chan demonstrates a multidimensional approach while Jean shows simplicity and sophistication in approach. Chan covers traditional themes such as religion and art while Milou considers classical and monumental thoughts. The two Singapore based architectures explore their global experiences in architectural elements. They demonstrate differences in thoughts for distinctiveness in adaptive reuse architecture. Although the agenda for adaptive reuse is to improve neglected buildings, reinvention is also a strategy, which upholds the history of a place. Evidently, the designer also has a major role in the determination of designs, and approach taken.
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