Singapore Good Class Bungalow 1819-2015


by Powell, Robert

Singapore Good Class Bungalow 1819-2015

Price:  US$43.20   (SGD60.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 216 pages
Published:  2016, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789810924836
SB#:  059379 (752)

About This Book

This book traces the development of stand-alone residential architecture in Singapore from its early days as a colony to the present. Expertly researched by noted academic and author Robert Powell, it is also a partial history of the architectural profession in Singapore, mentioning many of its eminent practitioners and their works. A detailed introduction is followed by a study of the evolution of the bungalow - from early plantation residences, through the late Victorian and Edwardian styles, Arts and Crafts and Art Deco inspired bungalows to post-Independence residences. The latter includes a history of how the Good Class Bungalow emerged through a planning and preservation initiative into a triumph for the architectural profession in Singapore. This book showcases over 100 bungalows, mostly extant, and contains references to all the major phases of construction in the city-state.


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