Tag Archives: Malaysia

The personal archives of Lim Chong Keat, part 2

In my previous post, I blogged about Lim’s anthropological collections. But the main reason for my visit to Lim’s archives is of course his architectural materials. And there are indeed plenty of materials on Lim’s architectural designs, including many previously unpublished … Continue reading

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The personal archives of Lim Chong Keat, Part 1

Since the book that I have been working on for more than 10 years is finally almost done (it should be out in a few months time), I have recently embarked on a new research project exploring the post-independence architects … Continue reading

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T. K. Sabapathy on Michael Sullivan

Last night eminent local art historian/teacher/curator/writer T. K. Sabapathy delivered the NUS Museum Anniversary Lecture “About Michael Sullivan” at the University Cultural Centre. Although the title of the lecture is ostensibly about Michael Sullivan, the founding curator of the University … Continue reading

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SEAARC Session Report 2

This is the report on Session 4: Modernisms and Modernities, written by the session chair Lawrence Chua, Syracuse University.  The papers in this session grappled with where to locate Southeast Asian architecture within histories of multiple modernities and modernisms. They encountered … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 14: “Those Non-native Natives in Malaysia: Framing Southeast Asia’s ‘Colony Architecture’

by Dr. Francis Chia-Hui Lin, Taylor’s University, Malaysia The theory of Southeast Asia’s architecture, especially with regard to its methods, rationality, scope, and the distinction between justified conviction and attitude, is always contextualised within a fuzzy space in terms of classifications. … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 6: “Batik into Blueprints: the International Style in Pre- and Post Independence Malaya”

by Assoc. Prof. Mark Hinchman, Taylor’s University A group of modernist architects was active in the Malay Peninsula in the 1950s and 1960s, including E.S. Cooke, Berthel Iversen, T.Y. Lee, Yoon Thim Lee, and Kington Loo. Their collective works constitute … Continue reading

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Seminar on Y. T. Lee, modern architect from Kuala Lumpur

Professor Mark Hinchman will be giving a talk on “The Short, Brilliant, Modern Career of Y. T. Lee, Kuala Lumpur, 1953-1970” on 25 Feb 2014 (Tuesday) at 11am to 12.30pm. The venue is SDE2, L3, ER1, Department of Architecture, National … Continue reading

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