The Singapore House 1819-1942 : The Singapore House 1819-1942
The Singapore House is a comprehensive study of the various domestic architectural styles that thrived in Singapore from 1819 until the outbreak of the Pacific War – from English, Georgian, Victorian, Eclectic, Edwardian, Baroque, Arts and Crafts and Modern International to the home-grown Coarsened Classical. Beautifully illustrated, The Singapore House marks a major attempt to document a rich and beautiful architectural legacy. The over 400 illustrations include rare historical materials, remarkable photographs and fascinating architectural drawings.
A Singapore Peranakan and architect, the late Lee Kip Lin was born in 1925 and educated at the Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and the Anglo Chinese School. He received his architectural training at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, University of London. From 1956 until his retirement in 1984, he combined a career in teaching with private practice. He is the author of several monographs on Singapore’s architectural history and a keen collector of Singapore memorabilia.