Singapore Architecture: A Short History

Singapore Architecture: A Short History

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Book DescriptionSingapore Architecture portrays the intruiging architectural heritage of Asia's crossroads city. Singapore's exotic mix of people and colorful history is reflected in the city's architecture. The early temples, shop houses and colonial monuments are documented, through to the growth of the modern city and a skyline which reflects Singapore's role as a global city.

The broad spectrum of Singapore's buildings is displayed with private houses, public buildings, public housing, shrines, mosques and office towers. The major landmark buildings of downtown Singapore have been designed by celebrated international architects. The recent work of local architects represents a unique and dynamic mix of cross-cultural influences, combining Asian style with a thorough knowledge of Modern architecture.

The book is divided into 5 periods:
1819-­1867 The East India Company--The Foundations of Modern Singapore.
1867-­1918 A Crown Colony--The Crossroads of Southeast Asia
1918­-1942 The Twilight of the British Empire
1942­-1975 The Birth of a Nation: An Independent Singapore
1991-­2003 Architecture and the Global City

This book is written by the internationally renowned architectural critic Robert Powell, who was Associate Professor of Architecture at the National University of Singapore from 1990 to 2000.