Monday, April 14, 2008

Sustainable Design

People all over the world are concerned about the golbal warming, ozone layer and shortage of food supply, the world will be facing a big trouble in supplying basic neccessity for population that are increasing every minutes....but we sometimes tend to forget about it, especially people in construction industry...or is it just another dilemma...ironic..



We try to design the best thing, come out with the best contemporary design with elegant feature, we said that they gonna be sustainable design..but at the same time we are destroying the world..we specified timber floor..parquet or timber strips, we have various range to chhosed from, we have reask, cengal batu, keruing, merbau etc etc..we want premium quality, and we clad our wall with decorative stone..marble for the floor...we built a yatch club, marina and floating chalets just to impressed the tourist...each project is a disaster in their own scale...



It took more than 20 years for a tree to matured but we took one day to chopped them down, we told the public that it is going to be a controlled development with nature and flora and fauna in our concern list, but those are just on paper, how many people really study the EIA report, and how many people are dare enough to challenge..am I feeling guilty..yess...but maybe I'm also a hypocrite.



During our trip to Pulau Redang last two years, we've seen a death zone at a marine park, there are tone of skeleton (dead corals) and it was scary to look at. On the other side of the island, tehre are one mega resort doing some extension, but whatever the scale is, one we brought the barge in with all those heavy equipment and construction material, we killed the coral and its marine live.



I was involved with a resort development two years ago, and its supposed to be so called-'back to nature' kinda concept, with manmade lake and stream running thru the whole site, it should be a green concept, but at the same time we destroyed the palm tree, we destroyed the habitat of wild birds..and at the same time we harm all those marine life at the nearby river which finally flow to the Straits of Malacca.....

I love timber house...but I also love the environment, but we can't have both...

'..room with a view'...This is timber casement window made of cengal batu, we got something and we lose something, at the back are what left now..where it used to be nipah trees with big brown bird that made a scary sound.....

4 comments:

oldtown~Smell the Roses said...

I did'nt realize when did you change your background picture. Sorry...anyway HAPPY BIRTHDAY! what a wonderful suprise!

p/s: I agree that we always want to look at something that beautiful+natural...but never thought the implication to our earth!

sue said...

i keep on changing for the last few weeks..from green to other clour..and back to black..
thank u for the wish..

we tend to oversee even a small things in life

simah said...

they call it*sacrifice* in the name of development... but it is really sad really... just hope that d next generation wont be too deprieved of the nature...

it must be hard to be in ur field when u have to be in conflict... beauty n design vs nature...

sue said...

simah.
its so sad bcoz..we 'the small people' can't do much about it..it is controlled by those 'big bro'..memang conflict.