Evolution of a Retail Streetscape: DP Architects on Orchard Road

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  • DP Architects has, in the last decade, reinvented some 20 major retail facilities along Orchard Roads 2.2-kilometre stretch. 

    Orchard Road is Singapore's internationally celebrated shopping street, and one of the most successful shopping streets in Southeast Asia and the world, with authorities predicting an annual supply of 17 million tourists by 2015. As a commercial corridor, its many malls work in conjunction with the pedestrian streetscape to create an integrated, large-scale urban spaceone of the most important urban spaces in contemporary Singapore. 

    Divided into two parts, Evolution of a Streetscape: DP Architects on Orchard Road explores the historical relationship between shopping centres and the streetscape as well as the intimate relationship between DP Architects and Orchard Road itself. Highlighting eight significant projects, including Grand Park Orchard and The Centrepoint, this book demonstrates how closely DP Architects are linked to Orchard Roads evolution. 

    This detailed 196-page title features a preface by well-known Japanese architect, Fumihiko Maki, and foreword by renowned British architect, Kenneth Frampton. Fumihiko Maki, who teaches at Keio University in Japan, is also the Principal of multi award winning architectural firm Maki and Associates. Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University New York, is also an architectural critic and historian.

  • ISBN: 9781864704624

    Dimensions: 235mm x 300mm

    Page Count: 196

    Publication Date: Sep 2012

    Colour: Full Colour

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