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|Title:||Bungalows, mansions and shophouses: Encounters in architourism|
|Source:||Chang, T.C. (2010-11). Bungalows, mansions and shophouses: Encounters in architourism. Geoforum 41 (6) : 963-971. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2010.07.003|
|Abstract:||In architourism, tourists are attracted to places because of iconic buildings. Increasingly, non-iconic buildings of vernacular architectural styles are also appreciated by visitors as a way to authentically experience a place. This paper explores architourism in Malaysia and Singapore through the lens of historic boutique hotels. Geographical discourses in and methodologies of architectural geography are used to interrogate what these hotels mean for guests and hoteliers, and the effects on them too. Empirical findings deepen understanding of architourism through examining how 'producers' create culturally authentic environments in boutique hotels, and how 'consumers' utilise hotels to experience local cultures. The dual focus on production and consumption is in-line with critical architectural geography's insistence on exploring the rhetoric of building design as well as the realities of their everyday uses and users. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.|
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