Monday, April 18, 2011

20110419 Save Singapore Housing - 3 Technology

20110419 Save Singapore Housing - 3 Technology

Summary

We noted housing is THE key concern for Singaporean. 
Affordability is what is citizens concerned.
As export economy, affordability must be set at the salaries world willing to pay us.
As good solution, it must provide values, significant advantage over best practices of the world.
This article present an invention that will 
     1. reduce costs of our housing.
     2. Improve speed and economy, functions and aesthetics of housing
     3. Create immense new market, including international, for our constructive industries.



Introduction

Construction Industries, you are the key for our economy, today world economy.
Competitiveness is key requirements.
Efficiency and elegance are the indicators.
Export to the world is our survival.

I present this humbly to assist Singapore engineers, architects, developers to serve our citizens, while compete for international contracts. 




Invention - EEFC (Expand Exposure, Full Concealment)

Invention here will 
   1. Remove immense wastage of space and structure ( that we use to PARTIALLY conceal laundry.)  
   2. Make buildings sleek and elegant while laundry, pipes, utilities are concealed fully.
   3. Expand the extend of harnessing sunlight, wind, waste heat.  
   4. Use extensively lighter panels for internal and external walls 
        a. make construction industries like assembling IKEA furniture (key to create jobs for Singaporeans)
        b. save transport, labors, water, concretes, structures, foundations, costs. 
        c. develop R&D, Manufacturing, Machineries for immense world market of bio-waste fibres.
            1. Strengthen our values to our neighbors - tropical rain forest climate.
            2. Stabilize, strengthen, prosper our hinterland. 
   5. Make building easily configurable. 
        a. Improve time response to change of economy, demography of society, age of residents.
        b. make construction industries like assembling IKEA furniture.
        c. save transport, labors, water, concretes, structures, foundations, costs.
        d. Develop R&D, Manufacturing, Machineries for immense world market of bio-waste fibres.



Prior Arts (Expand Exposure, Full Concealment)
I have asked many leading architects, designers.
They think exposing to sun light and concealment of laundry are fundamentally contradicting, just like form and function.
They cannot be accomplished together.
What improvement have we seen? (From Compass Vale, Duxton, to those on the planning stage.)




Anyone who go to heart land will notice how HDB residents prefer to dry their laundries.
They would observe lateral hanging is preferred over sticking out, whenever is possible.



These photos were taken on 2002 05 18 Hrs 1242 at PasirRis and 2004 06 20 Hrs 1002 at Ghim Moh.
Who will not use something that is very effective yet simpler, easier, safer - that cost nothing?


Inventive Elements

How to conceal, I offer you this sketch.
 
Immediately we realize sun come from heaven.
We, human are earth bound.

Therefore, by concealing vision from the ground, the neighbors, you can still have good, and even expanded exposure to sun.

This can be observed, or even calculated precisely according to seasons of the year as documented in above two photos showing lateral hanging.


We are almost on the equator,
1. the elevations of sun is so high that even North, South, East, West Facing can catch great sun shine for the laundry in the vacuity.
2. Buffered by the vacuity for laundry, the living space is lighted, without overly heated.

It is detailed in a patent filed by Myself and my student Leung Chi Lam under


I present this humbly to assist Singapore engineers, architects, developers to serve our citizens, while compete for international contracts. Construction Industries, you are the key for our economy.

Finer contributions above what is listed in the beginning are:
  1. Totally removing dark corners, recess space.
  2. Provide external passage for utilities:
            a. easier to detect, repair, reconfigure. 
            b. no floor penetrations, neigbors conflicts removed.
     3. Reduce external wall, i.e. leaky repair is no longer needed.



Additional Appoint (why must consult Inventor)
For this invention, we must take into considerations fire spread control and fire escape.... once ventilation improve.

All users of this patent please discuss with me for
  1. natural lighting
  2. ventilation
  3. waste heat harnessing from air-cond unit
  4. running of pipes, utilities, etc.
  5. emergency escape
  6. experience and wisdom from history

With this, we not just improve aesthetic and function, we also reduce usage of mortar and steel, which are energy and clean water intensive.

Together with Minister of National Development, may we recall what LKY said about Lim Kim San, who provided low cost housing, timely to Singaporean:

He built the homes we needed speedily and economically with the labors skills and technology of that era”
Lee Kwan Yew
foreword for “Lim Kim San – A builder of Singapore

Easy reconfiguration, according to need, family size (which will be discussed in 20110420 Save Singapore without Mah  - 4 Law ..... )



The key at this stage is survival for Singapore.
20110417 Help Mah to Save Singapore - 1 Reasons behind Housing Policies
20110418 Help Mah to Save Singapore - 2 House Pricing

20110419 Save Singapore Housing  - 3 Technology .....
 
this series will likely be  released in the date below
20110420 Save Singapore Housing  - 4 Law .....


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