Before and behind the Pioneers of Modern Architecture in Singapore

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https://doi.org/10.52200/57.A.0448WLR4

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Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

This article situates the emergence of pioneer modern architects and architecture of Singapore in the longer history of colonial and post-colonial modernities and modernization, and in relation to socio-economic forces of capitalism and socio-political influences of the modern state in both the colonial and post-colonial eras. Rather than understand modern architecture in terms of style, this article goes behind style to explore the social, economic, technological and political conditions of producing modern architecture.

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Chang, J.-H. (2017). Before and behind the Pioneers of Modern Architecture in Singapore. Docomomo Journal, (57), 56–63. https://doi.org/10.52200/57.A.0448WLR4

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2017-11-01

Author Biography

Jiat-Hwee Chang, National University of Singapore

PhD, UC Berkeley. Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. He is the author of A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience (Routledge, 2016) and a co-editor of Southeast Asia’s Modern Architecture: Questions in Translation, Epistemology and Power (NUS Press, 2018) and Non West Modernist Past (World Scientific Publishing 2011).

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