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The new challenge in architecture is incorporating sustainability in designs, a challenge met with praise by the international firm Graft Architects and their unique “Bird Island” Project. Developed for the Bird Island Green Home Competition held by the YTL Group, this airy concept fuses with its environment and creates a peaceful habitat for its residents.
The flexible exterior skin enjoys a silicone-covered glass fabric finishing and may alter its transparency to complement the landscape. This tent structure reflects sunlight to keep an ideal temperature within the living quarters. Smart practices include grey water recycling for reuse through an efficient drainage system.
Home to this innovative villa design will be the Sentul Park at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Yet these prefabs will definitely provoke and hopefully set the example for modern architectural practices around the globe. And when the time comes, I most certainly would like to get a quote on a two-bedroom by the lake.