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Author Chang, Sishir
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract Vernacular architecture is commonly believed to be a quaint representation of the history and traditions of a culture, built by average people using traditional technologies over a long period of time but in Singapore there are several indications that the Modernist high rise housing and new towns have become a new vernacular. The factors that support this point of view are: 1) the ubiquity of the high rise and new town way of life; 2) a shared value system and culture within the new towns that is shaped by and reflected in the architecture and planning of the new towns; 3) the importance of relationships between spaces in the new towns; 4) the ability of the architecture and planning of new towns to adapt to changes within Singaporean society; 5) the acceptance, legitimacy, and identification of the high-rise way of life by Singaporeans. A vernacular in Singapore based upon high-rise housing and new towns profoundly impacts the understanding of vernacular architecture, Modernist planning, and the industrialization of former Third World countries in response to the globalism.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study