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Title: REBORN OF THE RELIC - CHINESE TEMPLES OF SINGAPORE: A VEHICLE BETWEEN THE RELIC OF THE PAST & DYNAMIC CATALYST OF THE PRESENT IN URBAN TRANSFORMATIONS AND EVOLUTIONS
Authors: LOOI CHEE KIN
Keywords: Architecture
Master (Architecture)
Dissertation (Architecture)
Johannes Widodo
2003/2004 AkiD MArch
Issue Date: 25-Jul-2017
Citation: LOOI CHEE KIN (2017-07-25). REBORN OF THE RELIC - CHINESE TEMPLES OF SINGAPORE: A VEHICLE BETWEEN THE RELIC OF THE PAST & DYNAMIC CATALYST OF THE PRESENT IN URBAN TRANSFORMATIONS AND EVOLUTIONS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: SCOPE OF STUDY. Encompassing the relationships between Chinese temple and its contextual setting in relation to its evolution and transformation since Chinese immigrant in 19th century. My hypothesis is Chinese temples are able contribute to the development of a city as a dynamic catalyst and not just a dead relic despite the fact that they have been existed for centuries. WORKING METHOD. To make a selection of a Chinese temple site in Singapore. An intensive study based on its morphological transformation and evolution of that particular precinct from a past period till the present period . Both the past morphology and present morphology would then be mapped out and investigated. Subsequently, problems or opportunity are to be identified and unveiled would be used as departure point of argument and recommendation. Finally, these proposals would serves as benchmark for development or intervention at the precinct at which a temple is located. LIMITATION. By nature to propose is inherently problematic. To provide a synthesis that is polyvalent formula suitable for all kind of problems of different diseases might not be sensible. For the fact that each site where different temples have their own unique nature attributes and history . On the other hand, to come out with recommendation based on a particular site study in a way also problematic due to the fact that proposal is derived from the site are conditioned. My judgment is that the latter one is more efficient and less generalization except for its fundamental principles which are applicable to elsewhere. In short, there is this dialectic relationship between specificity as well as fundamental principles with which I dealt and the site would serve as a framework rather than generator. CONCLUSIONS. Proposals such as how a certain steps or measures can be taken that would contribute to the dynamic development of a precinct with respect to its history and significant development of Chinese temples since 19th century. Finally, these proposals would serves as benchmark for development or intervention at the precinct at which a temple is located.
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