July 27, 2007
Five Foot Way Magazine said:
With the globalisation of cities aided by the connectedness of internet and our constant globe-trotting, it’s not surprising to see design works that are no longer contextually based. However, it is also those that relate more to a local culture or society that we notice and enjoy.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Thoughts on the state of Singapore's creative industry by the organisers of the STAMP campaign ( the one where postboxes around Singapore were painted)"
July 16, 2007
Five Foot Way Magazine said:
Singapore like many new Asian economies lacks appreciation of architecture due to the constant struggle for survival and economic growth.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "In the first of this 2 part interview, FFW Magazine seeks opinions from Mr Tai Lee Siang, a Director at DP Architects and President of the Singapore Institute of Architects. In their conversation, they attempt to explore the relationship between architecture and the society at large - talking about shared memories and appreciation of architecture. Mr Tai also expresses his opinions on the future generation of architects and their education and what this might mean for the future of Singapore’s architectural fraternity."
July 04, 2007
To feed both the frenzied redevelopment fever and strong public sentiment for the conservation of old buildings, the “winning formula” employed by the developers of 23 Amber Road emerged as a confused, mangled mish-mash – take one half of an old colonial bungalow, and finish the other half with an ungainly glass-and-steel skyscraper condominium.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Historical buildings such as this are endangered in Singapore."
March 26, 2007
May 17, 2006
ID Online said:
Last year, the Assyafaah Mosque emerged on the site of an empty field lined with a huge stand of high-rise dwellings. The advancing towers are part of a growing sector of Singapore, a city that is also a country that is also a very small island that sees itself as a global player. (On a map, it's the dot between Malaysia and Indonesia.)
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "On the architecture of an interesting mosque in Singapore. "
February 01, 2006
Kent Neo said:
The arrangement of the twin temple were closely related to the anti-Qing rebel group 'TianDihui' or the 'Heaven & Earth' secret society. 'Tian' is the first character of the name of the 'Tianhou' temple while 'Di' is the last character of the name of the 'XuanTianShangDi' temple.
Recommended by ssf: "Pictures and descriptions of the architecture of Singapore temples. I've linked to the description of Wak Hai Cheng Bio."
October 01, 2005
Leaf in the Wind said:
Risk - The more levels you build, the higher the risk that it may topple. The taller they are, the harder they fall. Also, the bigger the structure, the greater the cost (more time and effort). The more time and effort you put into building up something, the greater your desire that it wouldn't topple, and the harder you work at trying to ensure that it doesn't.
Procrastination - When procrastinating, you can do the weirdest things...
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A short story of simple pleasures and moral truths to building card pyramids. Or anything else, for that matter. :)"
August 16, 2005
synapseman mourns the loss of Tyersall House, built in 1854 by William Napier, rebuilt in 1892 by Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor, and bombed in 1942 by the Japanese:
I just read in today's Strait's Times (9 August, NDP supplement) that Tyersall House is going to be torn down.
I'm very upset with that because I feel that the place is really, really, really beautiful. And it's not just another big house. It's got history behind it. So what's next? Condo? Shopping centre?
July 24, 2005
These 2 statues has been there for a long time and I have never given it any thoughts before. I wondered what the Door Gods were guarding against. Instinctively I looked across the road and found the answer to my doubt on the top of Palais Renaissance.
After a trip to HK. I realised that Singapore is also full of feng shui elements. We just need to open up our eyes and see.