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Sungei Road: The Final Contest

Sungei Road: The Final Contest

“We need an environment which is not simply well organized, but poetic and symbolic as well. It should speak of the individuals and their complex society, of their aspirations and their historical tradition, of the natural setting, and of the complicated functions and movements of the city world….Such a sense of place in itself enhances...
Evaluating Temporary Use

Evaluating Temporary Use

Permanence in Architecture: A way of the Planners We are inclined to view architecture as long-lasting, stable, and (some would say) permanent structures; be they iconic assemblies that impress, or tremendously efficient and practical vessels. Building construction is usually synonymous with the ever-lasting. This sentiment however, is inapplicable in Singapore. Being a young nation, Singapore’s...
Temporary Appropriations – Activating Abandoned Spaces

Temporary Appropriations – Activating Abandoned Spaces

Temporary Appropriations refer to informal occupations of space. It describes the intermediate, where a site’s original intension of use has been aborted or paused and its future uncertain.[1] Thisimpermanent nature stems from the risk of contention and eradication from the organized, strategically planned city prominent today. It is traditionally viewed as ‘uncontrolled’ and the spontaneous,...

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