Category Architecture

Singapore Good Class Bungalow 1819 – 2015

June 29, 2016 Architecture

by Robert Powell | photography by Albert Lim KS
ISBN 9789810924836
280 x 260mm
Hardback with Jacket; 216 pages
Pub Date: September 2016

This book is an illustrated history of Singapore viewed from the verandas of a cornucopia of personalities including East India Company employees, revolutionaries, politicians, plantation owners, governors, entrepreneurs, towkays, diplomats, colonial civil servants, architects, as well as a plethora of ordinary people. It is also a partial history of the architectural profession ... ...

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IN SEARCH OF BAWA: Master Architect of Sri Lanka

June 29, 2016 ArchitectureTravel

by David Robson | photography by Sebastian Posingis

ISBN 9789810999728
234 x 210mm
Hardback; 144 pages
Pub Date: August 2016

This book answers some important questions about Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent architect, and his legacy. A sizeable introduction to Bawa’s world, life, education and work is reviewed by eminent Bawa scholar, David Robson. This precedes a site-by-site tour of 45 of his buildings scattered throughout Sri Lanka. Many are considered “pilgrimage sites” by up-and-coming architects ... ...

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The Singapore House & Residential Life 1819 – 1939

May 24, 2016 All BooksArchitecture

by Norman Edwards
ISBN 9789810967307
280 x 195mm
Hardback with Jacket; 208 pages
Pub Date: September 2016

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.
This newly presented edition of The Singapore House & Residential Life 1819­–1939 addresses the houses unique nature in the context of its colonial past. Architecture, the house plan, landscape, societal norms, recreation and more are presented in a book where the past resonates on every page ... ...

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New Thai Style

December 29, 2015 ArchitectureAsian Culture & HistoryTravel

Photography by Michael Freeman | text by Kim Inglis
ISBN 9781780678337
280 x 260 mm
Hardback with Jacket; 192 pages
Pub Date: March 2016
A Talisman Book for Laurence King

Thai Style is known the world over for its graceful pavilion-style architecture, its elegant interior design approaches, and its ability to combine cultural traditions with craftsmanship. What is not so well known is how these forms have been updated in the last decade or so ... ...

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The Gainsborough Bath Spa

September 16, 2015 ArchitectureTravel

by Kim Inglis | photography by Jacob Termansen
ISBN 9789810963828
280 x 240 mm
Paperback, 40 pages
Pub Date: September 2015

Housed in three interlinking Classical-style buildings in honey-toned Bath stone, The Gainsborough Bath Spa from YTL Hotels is an exciting addition to this UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the city within the pages of this book, learn about its history and experience its cultural attractions, then retire in style to the city’s newest five-star hotel. Here, the lodgings are luxurious, the food and beverage outlets are super-styled and the service is second to none... ...

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