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The Zero Energy Home on Bird Island

by Marquette Turner

in Design & Trends, Eco-Living, Features

Bird Island is an amazing, forward thinking, urban renewal project that is being undertaken in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A competition held by YTL Green Homes challenged eight architects and designers from across the globe to submit designs for six eco-friendly homes on Bird Island.

The proposal by Graft Lab Architects is for a building that consists of a lightweight bamboo frame wrapped in a tensile, environmentally-friendly fabric. The material reflects sunlight, subsequently keeping the interior of the home cool and reducing the requirement for air-conditioning.

Bird Island will be equipped with a grey-water system that channels water from sinks and showers back into the plumbing, having recycled it along with way.

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Simon Turner

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