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Exploratorium: an architectural design project to safeguard Sarawak rainforest as the national natural heritage

Nazrin, Ramnan and Abdullah, Fadzidah (2021) Exploratorium: an architectural design project to safeguard Sarawak rainforest as the national natural heritage. Design Ideals Journal, 3 (1). pp. 8-3. E-ISSN 2735-1785

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Abstract

This research explores the potential of architectural design solution to safeguard Sarawak Rainforest as the National Natural Heritage. Forest plays a significant role in maintaining the balance cycle of the global ecosystem. The rainforest in Malaysia has a rich biodiversity, but it is now in danger of disappearing due to excessive deforestation. The proposed architectural solution comes in the form of an “Exploratorium,” an architectural project integrated with a rainforest research centre. This proposed architectural solution will enable the general public to learn and understand the significance of preserving the rainforest by encouraging them to experience the tropical rainforest ecosystem.The proposed Exploratorium will have facilities, such as interactive galleries, series of forest discovery spaces, treehouses, travel pods, and watchtowers. Indeed, designing the Exploratorium reconnects the division between humans and nature and responds to the call of SDG16, which is to protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2936/90996
Uncontrolled Keywords: Deforestation, exploratorium, rainforest preservation, green architecture, architectural design, passive design
Subjects: BPN Islamic art and architecture
BPN Islamic art and architecture > BPN66.5 Islam and architecture. Sustainable architecture.
N Fine Arts
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.35 Environmental aspect of architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.36 Sustainable architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Fadzidah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2021 08:00
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2021 08:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90996

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