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Colonial Architectural Heritage Of MalaysiaColonial Architectural Heritage Of Malaysia by Mohamad Tajuddin Mohamad Rasdi

The presence of the English Colonialist brought many important changes in Malaysia and the most glaring and obvious of all are the language of buildings and planning of towns.The English had brought their great ideas of humanistic living through their cultivation of the towns with public squares, streets, and nooks and crannies that create a more humane modern living condition.

Bawa Staircases by Robson, David; Sebastian Posingis (Photo.)

Bawa Staircases is a compelling addition to the works on the architectural legacy of Sri Lanka's preeminent architect, Geoffrey Bawa. Aimed at students, professionals and his numerous admirers, Bawa Staircases focuses on his fascination with staircases through the ages and how Bawa incorporated these elemental features into his innumerable designs - residential, public works and hotel and resort architecture.

Upstart!: Visual Identities For Start-Ups And New BusinessesUpstart!: Visual Identities For Start-Ups And New Businesses by Gestalten

Upstart! presents fresh branding ideas for entrepreneurs and designers. To stand out in a land of consumerist plenty, the new generation of small business entrepreneurs has learned to set high design standards. Poised between playfulness and professionalism, their holistic visual identity concepts become an integral part of their core business. From hemp farmers to local box clubs to eyelash extension services, fresh start-ups and spin-offs from all sorts of sectors present themselves as inventively and style-savvily as ever before. Communicating through vivid visual languages that unfold across media applications, they involve the customer in authentic styles and stories. Upstart! explores the contemporary start- up scene's manifold ventures. With a focus on creativity and transformational branding ideas, the compilation covers classic stationery designs, innovative merchandise, interior concepts, and fresh digital applications that have been skillfully orchestrated to leverage business.

Shoplifter! New Retail Architecture And Brand SpacesShoplifter! New Retail Architecture And Brand Spaces by

Shoplifter! explores innovative store concepts and provides expert insights into how brands can engage with their customers in novel ways. Disrupted by online shopping, shops and brands find themselves in a permanent battle over the most innovative store concepts, striking window displays, and genius presentation of goods, to breathe new life into the traditional retail flow. This creative struggle has heralded a golden era of retail design. Brand experiences now stretch far beyond the end product; the dialogue between a shop and its consumers is becoming increasingly important. Companies are tapping the talents of top designers and using them in sophisticated flagship stores or unexpected temporary venues. Shoplifter! showcases the most outstanding concepts across a number of industries, introducing the most innovative brands with rich, in-depth case studies.

Petite Places: Clever Interiors For Humble HomesPetite Places: Clever Interiors For Humble Homes by Klanten, Robert (Ed.)

When cities are great, living space is limited, giving rise to the question: How can I get the most out of my compact apartment? But any living room, kitchen, or bedroom can reveal immense possibilities if its interior is well considered. Clever furniture and storage solutions create more space to relax, cook for friends, or read in a cozy nook. Petite Places shows a variety of projects in different styles, from Scandinavian minimalism to cozy nostalgia, together with insights from interior designers and decorators. Learn how to achieve striking results with easy and practical ways to change a tiny apart- ment using light, color, and textiles, where to purchase products, and which materials to use to add interest.

Modern Spaces: A Subjective Atlas Of 20Th-Century InteriorsModern Spaces: A Subjective Atlas Of 20Th-Century Interiors by Grospierre, Nicolas; A.Prado; E. Redstone

In Modern Forms, Nicolas Grospierre traveled the globe to sample the best modernist buildings from the 20th century. Now, he takes his camera indoors to show how modernist ideas are manifested within the walls of buildings both famous and obscure. Rather than a chronological or geographical tour, these photographs are organized in a visual flow, that allows readers to appreciate similar characteristics in interiors that would normally never be grouped together. Shot in the same distinctive and striking manner as his previous book, these images reveal the forms that define modernism. Built with forward-looking, Utopian ideals, decades later, they exist in a startling range of conditions, from dazzling to downtrodden. Through the visual flow of the book, readers can make connections between a private residence in Sri Lanka, a stair-way at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brasilia, a cinema in Bangkok, a bus station waiting room in Odessa, and the vaults of a bank on Wall Street, New York. Responding to our desires to categorize and catalog, this photographic journey crosses spatial and cultural borders to tell the story of modern architecture.

Managing Change: Urban Heritage And Community Development In Historic Asian CitiesManaging Change: Urban Heritage And Community Development In Historic Asian Cities by Widodo, Johannes; Nikhil Joshi Et Al (Eds.)

Part 1 of this volume consists of five chapters that examine broader issues of conservation principles and approaches in historic cities of Asia. The contributions discuss various perspectives ranging from critiques of current conservation policies regarding local heritage conservation to recent trends of rapid and unplanned development of historic quarters in Asian cities. The case studies in Part 2 of this volume contextualise current debates on the role of community engagement to conserve historic urban quarters and examine diverse contexts across Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand and Philippines. All five chapters are about real-world projects where the authors were actively involved in various roles - as facilitators, professional advisers, community leaders and coordinators, and activists. Why does local heritage matter to communities? The contributions explored the fundamental reasons for this question and argued that heritage mean more than just mere identity, continuity and accumulated layers of memories.

People + Places: Exploring The Living Heritage Of Songkhla Old TownPeople + Places: Exploring The Living Heritage Of Songkhla Old Town by Widodo, Johannes; Nikhil Joshi Et Al

The 'living' heritage is closely associated with a community. To manage this dynamic heritage, it is not only necessary to look beyond the established heritage frameworks developed by experts, but also to empower communities so that they can maintain and even enhance their 'own' heritage. "People + places" is a fully illustrated book that offers participatory ways in the form of community mapping for exploring the relationship between the people and places of the Songkhla Old Town. This book analyses and summarises the social, cultural and economic assets directly related to of the old town as identified with the assistance of the locals. It also contains a detailed metric survey of two historic buildings in Songkhla old town - Railway station and a historic shophouse to raise public awareness and appreciation of Songkhla's rich and varied built heritage. This is an essential book for community architects and architects, city planners, urban designers, heritage groups, and anyone else concerned with public engagement in cultural heritage management.

Small Homes: Grand LivingSmall Homes: Grand Living by Gestalten (Ed.)

Small Homes, Grand Living's assortment of projects and homes pays homage to the iconic innovation within modest living areas and shows the creative usage of space in continually expanding urban areas. As more people across the globe move into cities, living space becomes a precious commodity. Designers, architects, and innovative inhabitants seek new ways of creating a home that is just as comfortable as it is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Where does one stow clothing, bicycles, suitcases, or bed linens? Where is the perfect place for the desk, bed, or couch? How does one use less square meters more effectively? Compact flats perched atop the roofs on high-rise buildings. A one-bedroom apartment that houses a family of four. Stairs that cleverly transform into wardrobes. This book offers real interior design solutions directly from the occupants' imaginations.

Monumental Treasures: Singapore's Heritage IconsMonumental Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Icons by Zaccheus, Melody (Ed.)

Embark on a spectacular journey of Singapore's culture and heritage as you follow this guide that explores more than 70 of the country's national monuments. Rich in architectural value, historical worth and social relevance, these buildings include our civic institutions, places of worship, schools, museums and even hotels, with some going back to more than 150 years old. This is a collection of colourful stories and specially curated photos designed to take the reader on a grand retelling of Singapore's built heritage while celebrating the city's communities and their contributions to its physical landscape.

Bohemian Residence: Metropolitan Apartments And Interior DesignBohemian Residence: Metropolitan Apartments And Interior Design by

Bohemian Residence delves into the opulence and diversity of urban living across the globe. The detailed portraits take readers across the threshold and provide a tantalizing tour. Be it the witty elegance of the French, the boldness of an Italian modernist apartment, or enticing domestic cabinets of curiosity, these metropolitan dwellings illustrate and inspire the lavish possibilities of contemporary city living.

Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes Series (Box Set)Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes Series (Box Set) by Chia, Josephine

Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes highlights the key architectural features of conserved houses. The editorial team, headed by former Member of Parliament Wan Hussin Zoohri, developed a list of historically significant types of homes in consultation with architectural historians and practising architects. Each of the 5 books in the series features one specific home style, and covers both the exteriors and interiors of the heritage houses, including those privately owned and seldom seen. There are also interviews of people who have lived in or are living in heritage houses, many of which are conserved. These pocketbooks are a boon to heritage buffs who want a visually appealing, bite-size introduction to Singapore's heritage homes.

Housing The Majority (Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes Series)Housing The Majority (Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes Series) by Chia, Josephine

Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes highlights the key architectural features of conserved houses. The editorial team, headed by former Member of Parliament Wan Hussin Zoohri, developed a list of historically significant types of homes in consultation with architectural historians and practising architects. Each of the 5 books in the series features one specific home style, and covers both the exteriors and interiors of the heritage houses, including those privately owned and seldom seen. There are also interviews of people who have lived in or are living in heritage houses, many of which are conserved. These pocketbooks are a boon to heritage buffs who want a visually appealing, bite-size introduction to Singapore's heritage homes.

Harmony Of Terraces , The (Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes Series)Harmony Of Terraces , The (Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes Series) by Chia, Josephine

Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes highlights the key architectural features of conserved houses. The editorial team, headed by former Member of Parliament Wan Hussin Zoohri, developed a list of historically significant types of homes in consultation with architectural historians and practising architects. Each of the 5 books in the series features one specific home style, and covers both the exteriors and interiors of the heritage houses, including those privately owned and seldom seen. There are also interviews of people who have lived in or are living in heritage houses, many of which are conserved. These pocketbooks are a boon to heritage buffs who want a visually appealing, bite-size introduction to Singapore's heritage homes.

Functional Shophouse, The (Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes Series)Functional Shophouse, The (Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes Series) by Chia, Josephine

Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes highlights the key architectural features of conserved houses. The editorial team, headed by former Member of Parliament Wan Hussin Zoohri, developed a list of historically significant types of homes in consultation with architectural historians and practising architects. Each of the 5 books in the series features one specific home style, and covers both the exteriors and interiors of the heritage houses, including those privately owned and seldom seen. There are also interviews of people who have lived in or are living in heritage houses, many of which are conserved. These pocketbooks are a boon to heritage buffs who want a visually appealing, bite-size introduction to Singapore's heritage homes.

Charm Of Compound Houses, The (Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes Series)Charm Of Compound Houses, The (Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes Series) by Chia, Josephine

Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes highlights the key architectural features of conserved houses. The editorial team, headed by former Member of Parliament Wan Hussin Zoohri, developed a list of historically significant types of homes in consultation with architectural historians and practising architects. Each of the 5 books in the series features one specific home style, and covers both the exteriors and interiors of the heritage houses, including those privately owned and seldom seen. There are also interviews of people who have lived in or are living in heritage houses, many of which are conserved. These pocketbooks are a boon to heritage buffs who want a visually appealing, bite-size introduction to Singapore's heritage homes.

Beauty Of Black & White, The (Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes Series)Beauty Of Black & White, The (Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes Series) by Chia, Josephine

Living Treasures: Singapore's Heritage Homes highlights the key architectural features of conserved houses. The editorial team, headed by former Member of Parliament Wan Hussin Zoohri, developed a list of historically significant types of homes in consultation with architectural historians and practising architects. Each of the 5 books in the series features one specific home style, and covers both the exteriors and interiors of the heritage houses, including those privately owned and seldom seen. There are also interviews of people who have lived in or are living in heritage houses, many of which are conserved. These pocketbooks are a boon to heritage buffs who want a visually appealing, bite-size introduction to Singapore's heritage homes.

20 Under 45: A Selection Of Works By Under 45 Singapore-Registered Architects (3Rd Ed.)20 Under 45: A Selection Of Works By Under 45 Singapore-Registered Architects (3Rd Ed.) by

This title is an initiative of the Architecture & Urban Design Excellence (AUDE) programme of the URA. It presents the works of selected young Singapore architects under the age of 45. The architects are selected, based on their dossier of works, by a panel of assessors drawn from the architectural profession, the professional board, the real estate industry and institutions of higher learning. More than a collection of excellent buildings, the selection of the architects is based on their overall achievement in architectural design, ideas and leadership. The works also collectively highlight the state of architectural culture and discourse in Singapore. This initiative is a second instalment of the very successful inaugural event in 2004.

Singapore Chronicles: Urban PlanningSingapore Chronicles: Urban Planning by Heng Chye Kiang & Yeo Su-Jan

Singapore is a modern and global island-state, internationally recognised as one of the most liveable cities in the world. Since its independence, Singapore's journey towards its present-day urban landscape has been characterised by the political will to tackle pressing priorities together with bold professional initiatives in land planning. This book examines the significant role that land planning plays in Singapore's physical transformation and economic development, while also exploring future challenges in the light of demographic changes, technological advances and environmental pressures. These complexities will require more flexible and innovative land use policies and strategies to shape Singapore in the next 50 years.

Achievements And ThoughtsAchievements And Thoughts by Ho, Jeffrey (Ed.)

Achievements and Thoughts, published by the Singapore Institute of Planners, is a book for urban planners, architects and all who are interested and actively involved in issues of urban growth, evolution of communities, place-making, and in search for real world applications of new planning concepts and models. Featuring our design pioneers who have made significant contributions to the planning landscape of Singapore and other countries, the book highlights their innovative planning solutions, which are internationally recognised to be synonymous with the legacy of modern Singapore. The invaluable thoughts and views of the pioneer designers on urban planning and design not only help to raise awareness and interest in our planning fraternity, but also inspire us on how we can shape the world and transform our future with new ideas. Complementing the feature of our pioneers is a compilation of projects by notable urban planners and designers. It showcases the achievements of these professionals and reflects the application of their Singapore experience in solving planning issues that are confronting many developing cities in Southeast Asia, South Asia, China, Africa and the Middle East today. These projects have won the 4th SIP Planning Awards 2015 for their comprehensive and unique solutions in addressing issues of intra-regional influences, social disparity, traffic congestion, incompatible land uses, and many problems arising from poor infrastructure planning. The projects are excellent case studies for methodologies and principles for addressing the challenges and opportunities of our urbanising world.