Posts tagged "Identity"
De-centralisation of the Arts, Taiwan

De-centralisation of the Arts, Taiwan

Refined Chinese “high” culture as staged in Taiwan. Background Two types of culture in Taiwan exists: one, the Chinese high culture brought over by the retreated Kuo Min Tang (KMT), two, the actual local culture of Taiwan. Real Taiwanese culture has been suppressed in the rule of KMT initially but the 1990s Taiwanization movement has...
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...
Community in a high rise environment

Community in a high rise environment

  Enjoying the last few moments together before it walks into history –  Block 9 Ghim Moh Road Appreciating the obstacles to its emergence, the need for community in high-rise residential housing estates has always been an important concern of planners and architects. Invariably, every architectural drawing of a single blocks of flats will provide...
Place making and identity in housing estates: who murdered public spaces in HDB estates?

Place making and identity in housing estates: who murdered public spaces in HDB estates?

Almost Void Deck – HDB Serangoon © Übersee ‘Void decks’ or the vacant space on the ground level of each block became an architectural feature of HDB residential blocks from the 1970s onwards – as the ‘sheltered space in the ground floor’ of most blocks [Ooi and Tan, 1992], designed to fulfil a number of different functions....