A New World in the Making: Life and Architecture in Tropical Asia (Paperback)

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A memoir and collection of essays on architecture and urbanism from one of the most interesting figures in Singapore’s cultural landscape.

According to architect Tay Kheng Soon, the time has come to change and build a new world. The feeling has impelled him to write this book, bringing together memoir and writings on identity, landscape and belonging, and on architecture and urbanism. Born in British-ruled Singapore, Soon was deeply engaged in the debates about building a new world that attended the end of colonialism. His focus, but far from his only concern, was Singapore's built environment—and its spiritual one—since the early 1960s. A New World in the Making is a must-read reflection on tropical Asia, on architecture and urbanism, and on looking ahead to the always urgent task of building a new world.

About the Author

Tay Kheng Soon is an architect and adjunct professor at the National University of Singapore.

Praise For…

"Tay’s ideas, abundant in the book, are radical reimaginations of Singapore’s urban development.... Ever engaged, Tay has continued to innovate."
— The Straights Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9789813251694
ISBN-10: 9813251697
Publisher: National University of Singapore Press
Publication Date: August 25th, 2023
Pages: 300