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Just released: A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture

I am delighted to announce the publication of my new monograph — A Genealogy of Tropical Architecture: Colonial Networks, Nature and Technoscience. See the publisher’s website for more details. Below is a preview of the book from Google Books (although the … Continue reading

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SEAARC Session Report 1

We will be publishing a series of session reports in separate blog posts in the next few weeks. Following these session reports will be an overall reflection piece on the issues raised at the first SEAARC symposium and perhaps another … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 28: “Constructing Paradise: Australian-Asian Networks in the Cultivation of the Bali-Style”

by Dr. Peter Scriver and Dr. Amit Srivastava, University of Adelaide The dissolving of the European colonial empires in the years following World War II left a patchwork of new nation-states whose boundaries subsumed or were superimposed upon other patterns … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 17: “In serving Chinese Modernity: The Rise and Fall of Singaporean Architecture in Contemporary China 1980 – 2000”

by Dr. Xiao Jing, City University of Hong Kong This paper examines the Chinese government’s brief period of acquiring architectural modernity from Singapore during the last two decades of twentieth century in order to contribute to its own national identity. Behind China’s contemporary … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 16: Southeast Asia in the Public Works of the Portuguese Oriental Empire (1869-1926)

by Dr. Alice Santiago Faria, CHAM (Centro de História d’Aquém e d’Além-Mar/Portuguese Centre for Global History), Lisbon, Portugal During the 19th century the territorial presence of the Portuguese in Southeast Asia was reduced to East Timor, which was only an … Continue reading

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SEAARC Symposium Abstract 15: “The Vernacular Architecture of Kerala, South India — An Architecture Knowledge on the Cross-Road between Southeast Asia and South Asia”

by Dr. Indah Widiastuti, Institut Teknologi Bandung The vernacular architecture of Kerala in India is explored to demonstrate a design case with Southeast Asian characters but situated beyond the agreed (modern) region of Southeast Asia. The elaborations are mainly based on … Continue reading

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