Thursday, 11 June 2009

RE:CLAIMING HERITAGE: Shophouses and Historic Districts in Kuching and Kuala Terengganu

[Anthony Chung Ching Fatt, Row of shophouses in front of India Mosque along Gambier Street, Kuching, 2008, Watercolour]

Date: 11 June - 28 June 2009
NUS Museum

Commonly found in the historic districts of Malaysia and Singapore, shophouses and row houses form unique townscapes. Diverse in form and style, they represent different periods of development and are architectural manifestations of multicultural influence.

The exhibition showcases this versatile vernacular built legacy from Kuching in Sarawak and from Kuala Terengganu, East Coast Peninsular Malaysia. Student participants of the UM-NUS Joint Studio Programmes of 2008 and 2009 carried out field investigations of the shophouses, rowhouses and their historic urban contexts. Their findings are presented through mapping, measured drawings, sketches and photography.

See one of the student groups' video documentation on Youtube:
UM-NUS Joint Studio Programme 2009 - Group A Video


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