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During a career spanning over three decades, award-winning architect Mok Wei Wei has designed numerous large- and small-scale projects in Singapore with his practice W Architects. From apartment complexes and museums to houses and community centres, each project reveals the architect's key inspirations and ingenious solutions to the challenges of building in the tropical city-stage. The works are presented in three themed chapters - Refract, Respond, Reflect - and move through Mok Wei Wei's career from the early 1980s to the present. In our increasingly urban world, W Architects illustrates a unique approach to designing buildings for a dense city environment, working in the context of a diverse multicultural society facing up to the challenges of climate, heritage preservation, globalism and national identity.

 

Details

ISBN: 9780500343456
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 21 Jan 2021
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 26(H) x 22(L)
Weight (gm): 1760

 

Author Biography

As managing director of W Architects Pte Ltd, Mok Wei Wei's numerous architectural projects have received critical acclaim around the world. In recognition of his contributions to Singapore's architectural development, he received the 2007 President's Design Award, the nation's highest honour for design. In 2014, he was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM). Justin Zhuang is a Singaporean writer and researcher with an interest in design, architecture, culture and history.
Mok Wei Wei: Works by W Architects
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