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The Singapore shophouse is an architectural gem a particular building form that is unique to the island. This book traces its development from rudimentary shophouse through various incarnations of decorative style Neoclassical, Chinese Baroque, Jubilee-style, Edwardian, Rococo, Tropical Modern all the while commenting on the various influences that fueled its evolution. Each individual feature of the shophouse is examined, as is its change from rudimentary out-of-China structure to sophisticated dwelling house. Numerous examples of shophouse interiors today complete the odyssey showcasing Shophouse as Temple, Clan House, Home, Boutique Hotel, Shop, Restaurant Coffeeshop and more, we see how these heritage buildings continue to be relevant in the era of the skyscraper and shopping mall.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789810597160
Publisher:
Laurence King Publishing
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Author:
Davison, Julian
Author:
Tettoni, Luca Invernizzi
Subject:
Historic preservation
Publication Date:
20110928
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from P up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
11.25 x 8.75 x 1 in 2.71 lb
Age Level:
up to 99

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Asia and Oceania
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Historic Preservation » General
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Regional
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Types

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