Before and behind the Pioneers of Modern Architecture in Singapore
Jiat-Hwee Chang

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.

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Southeast Asian architecture, Modern urban planning, Tropical architecture, Singaporean modern architecture.

Issue 57
Year 2017
Pages 56-63

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