The Singapore House & Residential Life 1819 – 1939 (PB)

April 5, 2019 ArchitectureAsian Culture & History

by Norman Edwards
ISBN 9789811408458
280 x 195mm
Paperback; 208 pages
Pub Date: may 2019

“The Singapore House is not just a building; it is a cultural phenomenon. Culture means ordinary everyday values—attitudes, beliefs, ideas and heritage. These apply to the cultural landscape of which the house forms a part and is particularly applicable to a fast-growing metropolis like Singapore that has changed immeasurably in recent years.”
Setting the scene for this newly presented edition of The Singapore House & Residential Life 1819–1939, Edwards addresses the house’s unique nature in the context of its colonial past. Architecture, the house plan, landscape, societal norms, recreation and more are all presented in a book where the past resonates on every page. Thirty years on, the book still provides an invaluable introduction to the history of architecture in the city-state.