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Title: CONCEPTS OF DETAILS : THE EXPRESSION OF FAçADE DETAIL IN SINGAPORE
Authors: SU ZHENG MEI
Keywords: Architecture
Tse Swee Ling
Issue Date: 24-Oct-2009
Citation: SU ZHENG MEI (2009-10-24T07:03:54Z). CONCEPTS OF DETAILS : THE EXPRESSION OF FAçADE DETAIL IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Being a global city, Singapore architecture has been constricted with the Westerninfluenced modernism. However the current architecture scenario demonstrates the combination of the benefits of modernity and technology with sensitivity towards local heritage and climate. Loosely labelled as “contemporary vernacular”, these architecture are seemingly drawing symbols upon traditional language. Amidst the shift from globalization to regionalism, how has local detail evolved along with an architectural language referenced to traditions of the past? Architectural detail forms the basic components of a building, and has been the instrument for architectural styles and aesthetic purposes. Therefore the role of our contemporary details should be questioned. Can detail play more than merely a decorative role? Through studying of development of technology and concepts of façade details since the 19th Century, with the investigation of building façade in Singapore, the dissertation attempts to analyze how architects redefine culture and context without conforming towards a mere “formulaic style”. The dissertation also attempts to define the notion of contextual detail, and highlight such details can enhance the building design in a dramatic way, that such details being seen up-close or touched have the greatest potential to influence the receiver.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/220333
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