Posts tagged "Neighbourhood"
Neighbourhood #8 : Serangoon Gardens – The Ingredients of a Community

Neighbourhood #8 : Serangoon Gardens – The Ingredients of a Community

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.” ― Oscar Wilde   With its rustic charm and interesting character, Serangoon Gardens is home to a large cluster of private homes. However, what sets it apart from many other estates is what lies in the heart of it. Lining the Serangoon Gardens...
Neighbourhood #6: Maharashtra Housing by Charles Correa

Neighbourhood #6: Maharashtra Housing by Charles Correa

Maharashtra Housing, 1999 designed by Charles Correa, was a high-density housing in the heart on Mumbai, India, acting as a transit camps for old buildings under repair. Since it’s a temporary home, the accommodation area per family is very small [20.9sqm]. Each apartment is eight storeys tall. The units were arranged in clusters of four,...
Neighbourhood #3 : Chinatown (牛车水), Streets and People

Neighbourhood #3 : Chinatown (牛车水), Streets and People

Chinatown(牛车水) in Singapore is perhaps one of the most familiar and popular place to visit. Chinatown is located within the larger district of Outram and some parts of it have been claimed as national heritage sites designated for conservation. The different streets of Chinatown: Mosque Street that is name after Jamae Mosque, Pagoda Street that...
Neighbourhood #2 : Namba Parks (なんばパークス Nanba Pākusu), Osaka Japan

Neighbourhood #2 : Namba Parks (なんばパークス Nanba Pākusu), Osaka Japan

  Namba Parks (なんばパークス Nanba Pākusu) is an office and shopping complex with roof top garden in Osaka, Japan. It is designed by an American architect Jon Jerde of The Jerde Partnership. The idea of nature perceived by Jerde as a form of urban intervention and in view of nature as regenerative force and a...
Neighbourhood #1 : Tiong Bahru, The Shangri-la of Modern Singapore

Neighbourhood #1 : Tiong Bahru, The Shangri-la of Modern Singapore

“I spent a weekend at a HDB Estate”, the first thing that comes to your mind perhaps is “You must be crazy, what is there to see?” or perhaps you may picture myself in the midst of many over towering gigantic, cold hearted concrete blocks. But what if I tell you, I had a good...