Evolution of a Retail Streetscape DP Architects on Orchard Road

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Colin Anderson, Foreword by Kenneth Frampton, Preface by Fumihiko Maki

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9781864704624
Hardcover
The Images Publishing Group
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 9.25 in x 11.75 in
Pages: 196
Illustrations: 250 color
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  • Full colour photography and detailed plans
  • Introductory essays providing contextual history of the renowned Orchard Road shopping precinct

Singapore's Orchard Road sits alongside New York's Fifth Avenue and Paris' Champs Elysees in the pantheon of prestigious retail districts. For more than 40 years, DP Architects has contributed to the development of Orchard Road's architectural typography, the regionalism of which is flavoured with a uniqueness born of inventiveness and an accommodation of contextual forces.

Evolution of a Retail Streetscape is much more than simply a lush visual and textual narrative showcasing DP Architects' extensive contribution to the character, growth and personality of the famous Singapore shopping and entertainment precinct. It also explores the concept of retail architectural typology generally, provides a brief contextual history of Singapore from British colonization onwards, outlines the development and evolution of Orchard Road in particular, and explores some of the world's other famous shopping streets.

Contents:
World Shopping Streets
Contextual Singapore History
Orchard Road Master Plan
DP Architects Contribution
Feature Projects
Afterword