Asia is witnessing a staggering loss of natural, human, and social capitals, partly due to the way we build. The problem isn't that we aren't Green enough; it's that Green may be the right answer to the wrong question. Should we stay the course and do less harm? Or is there a need now, faced with a pressing global crisis of ecology and climate, to do good; to heal, repair, and regenerate Ecopuncture asks how we might forge human-nature partnerships, and restore our place in the natural world. What's good for the planet, it turns out, is beautiful and profitable in more ways than we ever imagined.

"AN EXTRAORDINARY MANIFESTO for a crucial turning point in the

life of the planet"

-Paul Hawkens

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THE ECOPUNCTURE INTERVIEWS: TRANSFORMING ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM IN ASIA

This 7-minute video focuses on several Asian thought-leaders. It features interviews with Yu Kongjian (Turenscape, China), Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell (Woha, Singapore), who share their vision of what the design profession and Asia needs at this moment in time.

 
 

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ECOPUNCTURE: TRANSFORMING ARCHITECTURE  AND URBANISM IN ASIA

Author: Nirmal Kishnani

This book unpacks misconceptions about sustainability, and examines the designer's role in bridging human-made and natural systems. The 16 built projects featured here bear testimony to an ecological worldview. Each is an extraordinary act of ecopuncture that aims to better its world in different ways, and for different reasons. This book is a resource for theorists, researchers, policymakers, planners, developers, and designers. It has 432 pages featuring projects from India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Republic of China and Vietnam.

Copyright © 2019 Nirmal Kishnani

A FuturArc Publication