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Chinatown: Lost Community & Identity of Place

Chinatown: Lost Community & Identity of Place

As Singapore continues to prosper, the cityscapes are rapidly changing with new developments constantly superseding the old. Under the urban renewal schemes, many early buildings and districts planned under the Jackson Plan have either been reviewed and modified or simply demolished, with only a few areas being conserved. One of the conservation areas under URA’s...
Invisible logic of the city #8

Invisible logic of the city #8

Chinatown © STB Digital Library “It is pure intention: if there is chaos, it is authored chaos; if it is ugly, it is designed ugliness; if it is absurd, it is willed absurdity” —Rem Koolhaas’ description of urban development in Singapore taken from his essay Singapore Songlines   This is part of a series titled: Invisible logic of...