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Title: RE-CRAFT SINGAPORE �S HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL ENVELOPES WITH THE THREE-WAY OR FOUR-WAY GRID
Authors: FARADILLA BTE ZAKARIA
Keywords: Architecture
Design Technology and Sustainability
Shinya Okuda
Issue Date: 5-Jan-2010
Citation: FARADILLA BTE ZAKARIA (2010-01-05T06:50:05Z). RE-CRAFT SINGAPORE �S HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL ENVELOPES WITH THE THREE-WAY OR FOUR-WAY GRID. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Over the past forty years, Singapore has managed to house 86% of its population in high-rise residential buildings, which made up of 70% of Singapore’s infrastructures, whose outlook is basically punctured concrete blocks with repetitive square-shaped fenestration openings covered with glass. Due to Singapore’s consistent effort to be recognized as a modern country, it has adopted the Western International Style in the design development of its infrastructures. This has led to a lack of identity for Singapore’s infrastructure especially in relation to its tropical climate conditions. Craft has also been neglected during the makings of the buildings’ facades. The current marketplace attitude towards less material wastage and faster construction methods has led the Housing Development Board (HDB) to develop a system of modularization and standardization that meet to international standards. The outlook and spatial planning of HDB estates were the result of the international standard modular zonings and coordination system. However, have Singaporean architects and planners been too complacent and taken this system for granted? Is this system problem-free hence there is no need for improvement? In what ways can the modular system improve? By tapping into the current technology that is available in the market, this dissertation will attempt to propose new and possibly better alternatives to the current modular system used in Singapore so as to solve issues on monotonous, non-characteristic facades and the deficient distribution of internal day-lighting by creating sculptural facades that can optimize Singapore’s tropical climate to improve residential internal day-lighting conditions.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/221116
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