A Nation by Design
After independence, the city-state of Singapore embarked on one of the most extensive projects of modernist nation-building ever seen.
In the 1960s, the wave of countries gaining their independence from colonial powers coincided with the peak of the modernist movement in architecture. It’s no surprise that some of these young nations began to express their national identity through design. Singapore was no exception. But while some of its “heroic modernist” public buildings have been […]