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RELENTLESS PURSUIT OF AN ARCHITECTURE: MKPL ARCHITECTS. Ed. by Siew Man Kok. ORO Editions, Novato, 2015. 264 pp. (2 foldout) with 230 ills. (161 col.) and 16 reference ills. (14 col.). 25 x 25 cm. ISBN 9781935935445 In English.
Publisher's description: The complexities of working in a densely urbanised, highly regulated environment with an extreme tropical climate are not always immediately apparent in the clearly articulated forms produced by MKPL Architects. This Singapore-based studio approaches its master planning, architecture, landscape, and interior work with agility of thought and conviction of purpose. What emerges is a distillation of the complex into the simple -- comfortable spaces that can influence the way people live, and forms that can inspire a new perception and appreciation of the physical environment. Relentless Pursuit of an Architecture captures the design conscience of the studio through the writings of its founding directors. It is as much a meditation on 'the practice of practice' as a presentation of some of MKPL's most important work. It is also a window on the unique urban, regulatory, commercial, and landscape context of Singapore. The book unfolds fourteen manifestations of MKPL's inventive spirit via projects in Singapore and elsewhere in Asia, presenting an in-depth reflection on project particularities and processes, as well as outcomes. A foreword by Dr. Erwin Viray precedes the features on commercial, institutional, private, and governmental projects of a variety of scales, which are illustrated by full-colour photographs and drawings.
Artist(s):MKPL Architects (firm)
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Singapore — Post-2000 — Architecture
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 164421
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