Photographic Memory

A review of “Our Modern Past: A Visual Survey of Singapore Architecture, 1920s-1970s” The Singapore that we live in today is a very different place from where we started decades ago. While contemporary Singapore architecture often gets recognized alongside their international peers today, the retrospective mood that comes along with the nation’s Jubilee birthday means… Continue reading Photographic Memory

A poetic beauty within loss in the city

A few months ago, the man behind Fable Studio, Jiahui, approached me to contribute a short essay to his publication titled VIRUS. This first issue was to be a photo survey on the Rochor Centre that is due to be demolished in 2016, and feature shots (perhaps fittingly taken) with a disposable camera. As Jiahui… Continue reading A poetic beauty within loss in the city

Heart to Hard

During my formal education in architecture school, I was taught to learn how to read and manipulate the formal design languages of geometry and tectonics. In the academic studio, we spoke about materiality and ephemerality, skin and structure, and was told to ground it in history, theory and context. We were assessed on spatial quality… Continue reading Heart to Hard

Building with SimCity Buildit

Image: EA’s SimCity BuildIt pageRather unsurprisingly, my interest (or obsession) with the city extends to even the games I play. City simulation games give me the space to exercise my creativity, challenge my assumptions and test my ideas of how a city should be built and operated and with SimCity, I have the power to design,… Continue reading Building with SimCity Buildit