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The publications marketed by CASA provide in-depth examinations of subjects featured in studios, conferences, seminars, exhibitions and research projects. CASA’s flagship publication - The Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture - features critical explorations of key contemporary issues and practices connected to architecture.

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SG3 – Decoding Sustainable Urbanism , Case Study, Singapore

Authors: Nirmal Kishnani, Asma Khawatmi
Editors: Deepshi Bhogal, Mayank Kaushal
Publisher: Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore
 
 

Published Date: 2016
978-981-09-9078-7 (paperback)
List Price: SGD$25 (The book is also available at Basheer Graphic Books)

There is growing consensus that sustainability, as an imperative, compels us to rethink what we design. How this in turn affects process and approach, the question of how we design, remains unclear. This is true in education as it is in practice. Educators struggle to reconcile the dissonance between conventions of pedagogy and emerging tools and metrics of sustainability; practitioners fall back on industry checklists for green building certification. It does not help that ‘sustainability’ is hard to pin down. The people-profit-planet principle-useful as classroom rhetoric – sheds no light on process. We are left with elemental knowledge, without tactical knowhow. This book presents the work of students and their teachers across three studios of the Master of Science, Integrated Sustainable Design (MSc ISD) programme at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore. The students – from varied backgrounds and disciplines – were assigned a large site in Singapore which they had to reimagine for a distant future. Each studio began with research and mapping, culminating in a masterplan that linked multiple parts of each site into an integrated, yet differentiated, whole. The title of this book, SG3, speaks to the cumulative impact of these interventions, which is more than the sum of three sites. Each site amplifies the other, resulting in a new way of thinking and acting.

The pages ahead are organised according to the stages of the studio process, prefaced by a discussion on why Dr. Nirmal Kishnani – who taught all three studios – offers an educator’s perspective, asking what the outcome says about the teaching of sustainable design. Asma Khawatmi – who co-taught the first studio, and helped frame a direction that was applied to all three – examines when and how principles known to urban designers in practice are adapted to emerging imperatives of sustainability. Deepshi Bhogal and Mayank Kaushal were both students of the programme, and are now successful practitioners in Singapore with a deep interest in sustainability. In the epilogue, they reflect on how their time in the studio shaped later decisions at the practitioner’s drawing board.

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Shophouse / Townhouse – Asian Perspectives

Curated by School of Design and Environment, Department of Architecture Published by the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore Special thanks to Tan Chin Tuan Foundation
 
 

Published Date: 2016
978-981-09-1065-5 (paperback)
List Price: US$25/SGD$30 Staff Price: SGD$25 Student Price: $20 (The book is also available at Basheer Graphic Books)

The shophouse typology is a quintessential urban vernacular form in Southeast Asia. It is an ubiquitous architectural form that have assumed diverse appearances and meanings. This anthology of essays attempts to shed contemporary understanding of this social form and architectural typology, drawing upon recent works of scholars, conservators and practitioners. The generous support of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation enabled the first symposium on this subject in 2012. The ten core essays from the proceeding, supported by eight more carefully solicited essays, provided invaluable comparative details, enriching further the original anthology.

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Hidden Gems – Retracing Tradition and Modernity in the Monastic Architecture of Mandalay

Editors: Johannes Widodo et.al
Publisher: Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore
 

Published Date: 2016
978-981-09-6984-4 (paperback)
List Price: US$20/SGD$25 Staff Price: SGD$20 Student Price: $20 (The book is also available at Basheer Graphic Books)

This book is about two timber monasteries situated in Myanmar’s former capital city during the monarchy period and the seat of the country last kingdom, Mandalay. The two buildings have very strong historical and architectural significance, one represent the traditional residential building typology, while the other one represent a shared-typology of European elements mixed with local materials and traditional craftsmanship. It is a result from an international joint studio program of National University of Singapore, University of Malaya, and Mandalay Technological University, sponsored by Tan Chin Tuan Foundation.

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Dementia Design Sourcebook)

Editor: Mr Fung John Chye
Published by the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore With the general support of Lions Community Service Foundation, Singapore
 

Published Date: 2015
978-981-09-6833-5 (paperback)
List Price: SGD$48.15 (The book is also available at Basheer Graphic Books)

Insofar as design of physical environments for dementia care is concerned, there is no golden rule. Our understanding of dementia as a medical condition is still lacking a definitive authority even though tremendous strides have been made over the past decade. This affects a corresponding provisional practice in design where research and innovation is badly needed. Much of the current best practices involve city-fringed, lowrise and low-density settings. Whereas, in a highrise urban city like Singapore, density is a daily conundrum to overcome and this poses certain challenges to design that are perhaps not adequately discussed. The book hopes to fulfil this urgent need to examine salient issues that designers of dense urban settings face, and through this effort engenders deeper design thinking that collectively enlarge our palette of solutions for dementia. The Sourcebook is a general design reader for caregivers, designers and related service providers. It examines issues on the design of environments for dementia and the elderly in general, and comprises two volumes in one: the Design Guide and the Design Elements. A complementary infographics, the Dementia Design Palette offers a glimpse at how design responses can match disabilities from dementia.

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Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture (Volume 12)

Co-Editors: Johannes Widodo and Lai Chee Kien
Publisher: NUS, Department of Architecture
 

Published Date: 2013
ISBN: 0218-9593
List Price: US$15/S$20 Student Price: S$13

The Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture is a publication of the Department of Architecture. Its aim is to publicize research, scholarly writings and discussions on architecture and related subjects in Southeast Asia. Please ADD US$15 for Surface Postage for Overseas Orders. Thank you.

 

Rail Ideas
Visions for the Rail Corridor

Editor: Tan Beng Kiang
Publisher: Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore
 

Published Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-981-07-3046-8 (paperback)
List Price: SGD$26.70 (The book is also available at Basheer Graphic Books)

Never in the history of Singapore has the local community been presented with a piece of land encompassing the unique characteristics of the former KTM railway lands, now called the Rail Corridor. Its return to Singapore in 2011 generated a lot of public interest even as the last trains departed from Tanjong Pagar station. This land exhibits an exceptional combination of heritage, social, environmental, educational and spatial-physical functions. The Community Design Studio of the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore explores the multi-faceted nature of this contiguous linear space and investigates the role of this space in engendering the emergence of a new social compact between state and citizens. This book presents the research in a series of mappings, essays, photographs and design ideas. Please ADD US$15 for Surface Postage for Overseas Orders. Thank you.

 

 

Re-Imaging the Nursing Home in Singapore

Editor: Fung John Chye
Published by:Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore
 

Published Date: October 2014
ISBN: 978-981-09-0583-5 (paperback)
List Price: SG$85.60; Student Price: SG$80

An invaluable resource for everyone who is involved in the planning, design, operation and management of nursing and eldercare facilities; especially in integrating the needs of the elderly within a modern high-density urban community like Singapore. This design sourcebook offers a quick and multi-faceted reference kit to jumpstart the design and development of such a facility. Case studies representing a cross-section of existing nursing homes n Singapore are coupled with a wide range of exploratory ideas in the Design Showcase. Together with useful dimensioned drawings provided in the Design Templates, the user of this sourcebook will benefit from a comprehensive approach to the design and development of nursing and eldercare facilities; in anticipation of the increasing demand for such services globally due to a rapidly ageing population. Please ADD US$15 for Surface Postage for Overseas Orders. Thank you.

 

 

Encounters with Ipoh

Editors: Mr. Roland Sharpe Flores, Mr. Ho Weng Hin and Mr. Lim Take Bane
Jointly published by: CASA, Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore and CORE, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of Malaya
 

Published Date: 28 February 2013
ISBN: 978-981-07-4375-8 (paperback)
List Price: US$20/SG$25; Student Price: SG$20

Encounters with Ipoh offers readers insight into the architectural and urban heritage of Ipoh, Malaysia, inextricably linked to the cultural milieu of its populace, as well as the country's socio-economic history. This book is a study of the former tin-mining center of Perak by staff and students from the architecture departments of the University of Malaya (UM) and the National University of Singapore (NUS). This book presents the urban analyses, documentation, measured drawings and architectural models executed during the UM-NUS Joint Studio conducted in June and July 2012. Please ADD US$15 for Surface Postage for Overseas Orders. Thank you.

 

 

HOME + BOUND: Narratives of Domesticity in Singapore and Beyond

Co-edited by Lilian Chee and Melany Sun-Min Park
Contributors: Lilian Chee, Dawn Xin Yi Lim, Kenneth Qibao Koh, Hui Lian Lee, Jolene Wen Hui Lee, Melany Sun-Min Park, Mien Huei Yong
Publisher: NUS School of Design and Environment
 

Published Date: February 2013
ISBN: 978-981-07-4122-8 (paperback)
List Price: SG$25; Student Price: SG$18

HOME + BOUND: Narratives of Domesticity in Singapore and Beyond is the latest and inaugural volume in the Architectural Research Monograph series published by the Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture, National University of Singapore in January 2013. The essays engage with the notion of domesticity set within the geographical bounds of Southeast Asia — more specifically, Singapore and Malaysia. Theoretical frameworks, including those of Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Derrida and Anthony Vidler, are surveyed against local sites interwoven with varying scales, tropes, (mis)conceptions and antinomies of domesticity: a Chinese cemetery, Singapore's public Housing Development Board flats, the older Singapore Improvement Trust flats, its National Day Parade sites, a haunted house, a rural kampong (village), some national monuments, and a Straits Chinese patriarch's mansion in Penang. What does it mean to be 'at home' in a context where land and space are both limited and contentious? The ideals of stability attached to conceptions of 'being at home' were retrogressive and antithetical to being 'modern' — a fixation in Singapore and Southeast Asia's post-war milieux which continues to thrive under presuppositions of change and subsequent adaptations. The authors thus collectively front home as a destabilised ideology and a constantly evolving physical construct. This volume does not privilege the distinction between loss and recuperation of domestic sites and ideologies, or the ensuing difficulties of their reconciliation. Rather, it highlights the inseparable conditions between the recovery of domestic ideals and the agents who formulate such ideals. Please ADD US$15 for Surface Postage for Overseas Orders. Thank you.

 

 

Singapore Metropolitan Region

Edited by Erik G. L’Heureux
 
 

Published Date: 2013, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN: 9789810726331
List Price for staff: SGD$30.00
List Price for public: SGD$59.00
List price for student: SGD$20.00

Singapore Metropolitan Region is a graphical compendium of architectural research about the Sijori Triangle: Singapore, Johor and the Riau Archipelago. Beautiful plans, illustrations, drawings, and historical maps trace visions of the past with information of the present. Essays by Erik L'Heureux, Freek Colombijn, Lai Chee Kien, Chua Beng Huat, Tim Bunnell and Francois Decoster produce a more nuanced picture of the region in five chapters. A complex yet impressive picture emerges beyond political boundaries and conflicting national interests. By seeing the region as one cohesive landscape with distinct formal and spatial characteristics composed of longstanding histories, peoples and economies, the architecture of the Singapore Metropolitan Region reveals its interconnected complexity, painting a picture of a region wrestling between the ambitions of the first and third world. Please ADD US$15 for Surface Postage for Overseas Orders. Thank you.

 

 

Probing Hydrological Urbanism, Cambodia & Singapore

Edited by Erik G. L’Heureux
 
 

Published Date: 2010, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN: 9789810867225
List Price for staff: SGD$25.00
List Price for public: SGD$35.00
List price for student: SGD$15.00

The hydrological foundations that underpin the success of Singapore today and Cambodia of the 15th Century are made visible through a series of beautifully illustrated drawings, photographs and graphical diagrams. By comparing each countries' hydrologic architecture, water distribution infrastructure, and water based economies a new understanding of Singapore and Cambodia comes into focus. The book is a breakdown and study of hydrology in every aspect - geographical, historical, economical, political, urban and architectural. Probing Hydrological Urbanism offers a timely look into Singapore's future by reflecting on Cambodia's past, offering lessons and warnings of two very different yet parallel civilizations in South East Asia. Please ADD US$15 for Surface Postage for Overseas Orders. Thank you.

 

  

Singles & Multiples

Edited by Erik G. L’Heureux
 
 

Published Date: 2013, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN: 9789810760199
List Price for staff: SGD$15.00
List Price for public: SGD$25.00
List price for student: SGD$10.00

Singles and Multiples is a compact collection of research into the core of architecture and urban form. Represented in orthographic drawings, axonometric projections, and black and white photographs, the elemental methods of architectural operations are explored and documented as a means to illustrate operative logics and formal understanding through student work at the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore. Operations to the singular body are equated with the architectural object while deployment and modification of the multiple are understood as imminently urban; i.e. collection and aggregation of objects. Traced through the discourses of Fumihiko Maki's Investigations of Collective Form, Colin Rowe and Robert Slutzky's Transparency: Literal and Phenomenal, and Paul Rudolph's architectural projects in the tropical local of Southeast Asia, Singles and Multiples provides impressive examples of architectural and urban figuration aligned to its operative foundations. This is an ideal book for beginning students of architecture looking to expand their formal repertoire while locating it in a larger discourse of form making. Please ADD US$15 for Surface Postage for Overseas Orders. Thank you.

 

 

Singapore Transcripts

Edited by Erik G. L’Heureux
 
 

Published Date: 2010, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN: 9789810866723
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Singapore Transcripts is a graphical compendium of architectural research, information, data, propositions, and drawings pertaining to the Singaporean urban and natural landscape. It represents both serious design research and a provocation to question, think more closely, and spur new architectural ideas for this laboratory of urban form in Southeast Asia. Chapters on Land & Water, Form of the City, Natural & Unnatural as well as Economic and Demographics culminate with propositions for newly imagined Singapores. Please ADD US$15 for Surface Postage for Overseas Orders. Thank you.

 

 

Additions + Subtractions, Studies in Form

Edited by Erik G. L’Heureux
 
 

Published Date: 2009, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN: 978-9810837488
List Price for staff: SGD$15.00 (limited copies left)
List Price for public: SGD$25.00 (limited copies left)
List price for student: SGD$10.00 (limited copies left)

Additions + Subtractions is a compact collection of research into the core of architecture operations in the most reductive, yet important of procedural techniques; adding and subtracting. Represented in orthographic drawings, axonometric projections, and black and white photographs, the elemental methods of architectural making are explored and documented through basic Euclidian geometry. The book represents the collective effort of studio work at the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore in the level 2 curriculum; document the important foundation for architects in their early education. By combining basic formal operations with clear and compelling descriptive techniques, this an ideal book for beginning students of architecture. Please ADD US$15 for Surface Postage for Overseas Orders. Thank you.

 

 

The Making of Asian Urban Epicenters: Rethinking City and Nature Architectural Strategies for New 'Nature Connectors'

Staff Editor: Dr Cho Im Sik
Assistant Editor: Mizah Rahman
Student Editors: Hai Man Simon, HUANG Yu Long, TANGJITPEANSHOKE Nathawut
Publisher: NUS School of Design and Environment
 

Published Date: August 2012
ISBN: 978-981-07-3335-3 (paperback)
List Price: US$30/SG$25; Student Price: SG$18

This is a brief compilation of research/design work from CHO Im Sik's studio 'Rethinking City and Nature: Architectural Strategies for New Nature Connectors' (2012) at the Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore. The studio is an attempt to explore the future relationship between nature and the urban environments of Singapore and Hong Kong. Please ADD US$15 for Surface Postage for Overseas Orders. Thank you.

 

 

Department of Architecture
Yearbook NUS Design 2012

Staff Editor: Dr Lilian Chee
Student Editors: Editors: Patricia Chia, Clifford Au Yong and Joel Lau
Publisher: NUS School of Design and Environment

Published Date: September 2012
ISSN:C2251-2365 (paperback)
List Price: US$25/SG$30; Student Price: SG$20 (Purchase the Yearbook 2012 and get the Yearbook 2011 at SG$15 and the Yearbook 2010 at SG$10. Or, buy all 3 books for a special bundle price of SG$40. For students only)

Initiated in academic year 2009/2010 to replace FOLIO, the yearbook NUS Design 2012 profiles the school's collective memory of things that it valued and the sum of activities that makes the Department especially unique, and reinforces NUS as a leading global university centered in Asia, influencing the future.

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Future Asian Space
Projecting the Urban Space of New East Asia

Editors: Limin Hee, Davisi Boontharm and Erwin Viray
Publisher: NUS School of Design and Environment

Published Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-9971-69-596-5 (paper)
To purchase this book, please visit NUS Press.

Appropriate design and planning of cities is a critical element in building a sustainable future and coping with environmental, social and cultural problems. Future Asian Space is designed to simulate interest and engagement in discussions of the Asian city, and its trajectories in architecture and urbanism.

 

 

Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition
Volume 1: Everyone Needs Fresh Air

Editors: Ng Waikeen, Jeffrey Chan Kok Hui, Cheah Kok Ming and Cho Im Sik
Publisher: NUS School of Design and Environment

Published Date: 2011
ISBN: 978-981-07-1419-2
To purchase this book, please visit NUS Press.

The Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition and Symposium was created to encourage design explorations and research into the prospects of new architectural and planning models for the increasingly vertical, dense and intense urban environments in Asia. This publication brings together the spectrum of innovative design and theoretical approaches proposed by the participating universities.

 

 

Muar:
Tributaries and Transitions

Editors: Lai Chee Kien, Ho Weng Hin, Lim Take Bane and Megat Ariff Shah Megat Omar Shah
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture

Published Date: 2011
ISBN: 973-981-08-9807-6
List Price: US$20/SG$25; Student Price: SG$20

 

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Department of Architecture
Yearbook NUS Design 2011

Staff Editor: Dr Lilian Chee
Student Editors: Jolene Liam Yuexin, Lim Chee Kean, Quek See Hong
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2011
ISSN: 2251-2365
List Price: US$25/SG$30; Student Price: SG$20

Initiated in academic year 2009/2010 to replace FOLIO, the yearbook NUS Design 2011 profiles the school's collective memory of things that it valued and the sum of activities that makes the Department especially unique, and reinforces NUS as a leading global university centered in Asia, influencing the future.

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Historic Malacca Post Cards

Author: Wong Yunn Chii
Jointly Published by: Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore & Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre For Asian Architectural and Urban Heritage
Published Date: 2011
ISBN: 978-981-08-8400-0
List Price: US$25/SG$30; Student Price: SG$15 and Staff Price: SG$20

Old photographs tell many private and secret stories. Old photographs in the form of picture postcards, in particular, are a public exposition of things, people, sights seen by travellers along the way, that momentarily captured their private attention.
This is an exhibition of more than hundred postcard views of Malacca between 1900 -1950 seen through the eyes of colonial travellers. Organized along four broad topographical themes: Sea, Life of Town, Country-Side and Town Center—most, if not all are of sights, places and practices that have since changed or have disappeared altogether.
What was seen and experienced? What was represented?
What was valued?
There is no nostalgic value in re-visiting these visual records, for those "old Malacca(s)" have surely passed. Rather, its value is to encourage us to re-connect to and to critically reflect upon the qualities of these past(s) that made Malacca unique in the eyes of the early travellers. And then, perhaps ask: "How pertinent are these qualities today?" and "What have we gained and lost through time?" Only then, can the past authentically mean anything at all to us.

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MacPherson :
21st Century Estate

Editor: Tan Beng Kiang
Publisher: Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore
Published Date: April 2011
ISBN: 978-981-08-8945-6
List Price: SGD$30
This book presents a vision of what MacPherson can become in the 21st century. It documents the research, mapping studies, proposed masterplan and proposed designs for a 21st Century MacPherson done in 2010 by the Community Design Studio in the Department of Architecture.
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On Asian Streets and Public Space
Selected Eassays from Great Asian Streets Symposiums (GASS) 1 and 2

Editors: Heng Chye Kiang, Low Boon Liang and Limin Hee
Publisher: Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore

Published Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-9971-69-490-6 (paper)
To purchase this book, please visit NUS Press.

This volume presents articles focusing on four prevalent themes,namely transformation and modernity, the cultures of streets, experiencing the street and finally, design and qaulity of streets. However, these themes inevitably overlap, pointing out again the complexity of what we call the 'street' and the necessity for interdisciplinary research. .

 

 

Building Lives :
A Community Project with Gawad Kalinga in Manila

Editor: Tan Beng Kiang
Publisher: Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore
Published Date: December 2010
ISBN: 978-981-08-7802-3
List Price: $19 for students and staff (cost price - limited to 1 copy per person. Additional copy at $29); $29 for others
Poverty is a global problem especially in the non-west. Poverty in ASEAN calls for attention. A new generation of architects needs to be educated to be sensitive to the issues of poverty in the region around them. They need to know how to design in this context, be familiar with relevant technologies and conversant with the languages of social enterprise and thus be able to inter-relate with social activists knowledgeably, inter-relate with sincerity in building rapport and able to learn, adapt and respond skilfully. In response to this, the Department of Architecture of the National University of Singapore initiated a Community Design studio. This book is based on the design works of the first Community Design Inter-year Studio for projects in Manila led by faculty staff Tay Kheng Soon, Tan Beng Kiang and Wong Yunn Chii from the Department. The projects were in collaboration with Gawad Kalinga of Philippines, an effective grassroots organisation that eradicates poverty through the implementation of housing, education, health and livelihood programs in the slum areas. This book documents the learning journey of the architecture students, presenting their research, activities, masterplans, individual building designs, thesis projects and a hands-on built project.
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Returning Taiping
The Town of Tin, Rain, Commerce, Leisure and Heritage

Editors: Ho Weng Hin, Lai Chee Kien, Lim Take Bane and Megat Ariff Shah Megat Omar
Publisher: Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore
The Centre for Conservation Studies and Records (CORE), Faculty of the Built Environment, University of Malaya
Published Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-981-08-3499-3
List Price: US$20/SG$25; Student Price: SG$20
Returning Taiping offers readers insight into the architectural and urban heritage of Taiping, Malaysia, inextricably linked to its unique natural and man-made landscapes, as well as the country’s socio-economic history. This book is based on a study of the former tin-mining town in Perak by staff and students from the architecture departments of the University of Malaya (UM) and the National University of Singapore (NUS). This book presents the urban analyses, documentation, measured drawings and architectural models executed during the UM-NUS Joint Studio conducted in May and June 2010.
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Department of Architecture
Yearbook NUS Design 2010

 

Staff Editor: Dr Lilian Chee
Student Editors: Jolene Lee, Lin Yanle and Wong Zi Hao
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-981-08-6723-2
List Price: US$25/SG$30; Student Price: SG$20
Initiated this past academic year 2009/2010 to replace FOLIO, the yearbook NUS Design 2010 profiles the school's collective memory of things that it valued and the sum of activities that makes the Department especially unique, and reinforces NUS as a leading global university centered in Aisa, influencing the future.
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Meeting in Malacca.
An Experiential Guidebook

 

Editors: Dr Johannes Widodo
Publisher: Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-981-08-6014-1
List Price:  SG$15; Student Price: SG$13
Up close, Malacca is, for all intent and purposes, a visually legible town. We can obtain a cursory understanding of its many beginnings through discernible traces: natural and man-made, old and recent. Such as its shop-house precincts, narrow streets, town square, hills and a river. Also visible are clear and imminent forces dangerously transforming these legacies faster than any efforts to fully understand them. The sources of these threats are several folds, among these – the gradual emptying of the town’s population for the sprawling terrace-housing estates, the depletion and attrition of the town’s old urban building stocks, and careless conservation processes. Our architecture year 1 students’ Malacca field trip and workshop studies are underpinned by the above urgencies. With NUS’ Tun Tan Cheng Lock Center for Asian Architectural and Urban Heritage (@ 54-56 Heeren Street) providing the staging platform for the learning process, the students venture out on their day’s search. And their findings are recorded in this book.
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Re:claiming Heritage – Shophouses and vernacular houses in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

 

Editors: Lai Chee Kien and Yahaya Ahmad
Publisher: CASA (NUS Department of Architecture) and CORE (University of Malaya, Faculty of Built Environment)
Published Date: 2009
ISBN: 978-981-08-3498-2
List Price:  SG$20/US$15; Student Price: SG$13/US$10  
This book offers insights into the architecture and the urban landscapes of Kuala Terangganu, the kampongs and shophouses in Kampung Cina, Kampung Lorong Haji Jamil, Kampung Banggol and Kampung Tiong. Based on a study by staffs and students from the architectural departments of the University of Malaya (UM) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) conducted from May to June 2009, the project involved urban analysis, documentation, measured drawings and model making. The result is a valuable study of a part of Kuala Terangganu that is witnessing rapid change due to land reclamation and its accompanying demolition works. Through color maps, drawings and photographs, this book showcases these urban streetscapes and shophouses, their value and significance, as well as highlights them as important built environments in Southeast Asia.
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Book series on Ong Siew May Distinguished Lectures Series 2008:

01 Huat Lim on “Durability”
02 Rick Joy on “Suitability”
03 Marc Simmons on “Constructability”
04 Winy Maas on “Radicality”

These 4 books will be sold as a package of 4 in a  slipcase.

 
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2009
ISSN:
List Price:  US$30/S$40; Student price: US$21/S$28   
The 2008 Ong Siew May Distinguished Lecture Series brought preeminent speakers from around the world to the Department of Architecture to lecture on topics related to “Sustain/Ability”. Probing into nature, density, tectonics, environment, growth, urbanism, and craft, architecture’s complex relationship with its ability to sustain is brought to bear, four distinct lectures have opened up, challenge, and enrich the way we think through sustainability, to challenge our assumptions of architecture and its seeming ability to change our environment.
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water margins: 01
Editors: Limin Hee, Low Boon Liang, Heng Chye Kiang, Ooi Giok Ling Erwin Viray and Han Meyer
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2009
ISSN: 978-981-08-2694-9 
List Price: US$53/S$75      
Local waterfronts have acquired increasing relevance to the economic development of cities, and in turn afforded themselves as key nodes in globalization processes and tourism development. A crucial aspect of the competitive repositioning of Asian cities in the global arena is the capacity of post-industrial waterfronts for urban and environmental regeneration. As these cities shift from industrial to service economies, the quality of their urban spaces become increasingly important. The visibility of waterfront areas and its access to other parts of the city become assets to the redevelopment of these places. As such, waterfront developments have attracted the attention of different bodies interested in varying aspects of such development.

The book discusses the driving forces and the resulting urban transformation of the urban waterfront spaces of selected Asian cities, within their economic, political, social and cultural milieu. Changes in public-policy governing land-use on the waterfront have allowed for the new spatial configurations, including the changing roles of actors and agencies in the transformations of waterfronts. Another focus would be the nature of public involvement and resultant benefit from these development and changes. The overall changing spatial relationship of the waterfront with the city is the main emphasis of the study. New spatialities generated by the redevelopment of the waterfronts have the potential to create new meanings for the urban spaces of the city. The book covers the findings of the research that compares waterfront developments in Yokohama (MM21), Seoul (Han River) and Singapore (Marina Bay and Singapore River) and situates these within the milieu of global urban waterfront transformations.
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Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture (Volume 11)
Executive Editors: Johannes Widodo and Lai Chee Kien
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2008
ISSN: 0218-9593
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Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture (Volume 10)
Executive Editors: Wong Yunn Chii and Johannes Widodo
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2007
ISSN: 0218-9593
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FOLIO 07
Author/Editor: Limin Hee
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2007
ISBN: 978-981-05-7461-1
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Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture (Volume 9)
Author/Editor: Wong Yunn Chii and Johannes Widodo
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2006
ISBN: 0218-9593
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Architecture Culture Ethics
Author/Editor: Lee Kah Wee
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2006
ISBN: 981-05-6965-3
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This book is published in conjunction with a urban studies workshop with Professor William Lim Siew Wai – “Through the Lens of Cultural Studies” - held at the National University of Singapore from 15-19 May 2006. It includes essays by the editor, Professor Lim, and transcripts of the workshop discussions. Please ADD US$15 for Surface Postage for Overseas Orders. Thank you.
   

 

4th Great Asian Streets Symposium: Reclaiming the City
Author/Editor: Huo Ning and Lee Kah Wee
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2006
ISBN: 981-05-7124-0
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ACAU Review 2006
Author/Editor: Low Boon Liang
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2006
ISBN: 981-05-6633-6
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Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture (Volume 8)
Author/Editor: Wong Yunn Chii and Johannes Widodo
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2005
ISBN: 0218-9593
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Journal of Southeast Asian Architecture (Volume 7)
Author/Editor: Wong Yunn Chii and Johannes Widodo
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2004
ISBN: 0218-9593
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Folio 6
Author/Editor: Li Shiqiao and Belinda Ho
Publisher: NUS Department of Architecture
Published Date: 2005
ISBN: 981-05-2697-0
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