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Relentless Pursuit of an Architecture
MKPL Architects Book by ORO Editions – South East Asian Architectural Developments
20 Jan 2016
MKPL’s Relentless Pursuit of an Architecture
Relentless Pursuit of an Architecture
by MKPL Architects’ Siew Man Kok, Cheng Pai Ling, and John A. McLaughlin
ORO Editions is pleased to announce the release of Relentless Pursuit of an Architecture.
Publishers: ORO Editions, San Francisco, CA
The complexities of working in a densely urbanised, highly regulated environment with an extreme tropical climate are not always immediately apparent in the clearly articulated forms created by MKPL Architects.
This Singapore-based studio, founded in 1995 by Siew Man Kok and Cheng Pai Ling, approaches its master planning— architecture, landscape, and interior work—with agility of thought, and conviction of purpose. What emerges is a distillation of the complex into the simple. Encapsulated in MKPL’s work are comfortable spaces that influence the way people live, and forms that inspire a new perception and appreciation of the physical environment—made with the relentless pursuit of an architecture that reverberates the local light and atmosphere.
Relentless Pursuit of an Architecture captures the design conscience of the studio through the writings of its founding directors. It is as much a meditation on “the practice of practice” as a presentation of MKPL’s most important work. It’s also a window on the unique urban, regulatory, commercial, and landscape context of Singapore. The book unfolds as manifestations of MKPL’s inventive spirit via projects in Singapore and elsewhere in Asia, presenting an in-depth reflection on project particularities and processes, as well as outcomes.
A foreword by Dr. Erwin Viray precedes the features on commercial, institutional, private, and governmental projects of a variety of scales, which are illustrated by full-color photographs and drawings.
To reserve a review copy, please contact: Julie Anglin at Julie@oroeditions.com or 1.415.883.3300, ext 208
Relentless Pursuit of an Architecture Authors
About the Authors:
Siew Man Kok and Cheng Pai Ling co-founded MKPL Architects Pte Ltd in 1995 after meeting while obtaining their bachelors of architecture degrees from the National University of Singapore (NUS).
John A. McLaughlin joined the firm in 2001 and was made a Director seven years later. Starting with small dwellings, innovative designs enabled MKPL’s body of works to grow to include projects ranging in scale and type from high-rise residential towers, university buildings, a conservation shop house, and now several master plans.
Siew Man Kok taught at NUS from 1994 to 2010 and has contributed his time as a member of Singapore’s HDB Architectural Design Panel, URA’s Design Advisory Committee, and also sits on the Preservation of Monuments Board.
Cheng Pai Ling has dedicated her time as a board member of the Singapore Board of Architects since 2006 and as a member of the Professional Engineers Board since 2009. She has also mentored many young architecture professionals in their journey to be registered.
Singapore Architecture by MKPL Architects
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Duchess Residences Singapore
Building Designs in Singapore
Singapore Architecture : news + major projects
Singapore Architectural Designs
Parkroyal On Pickering – a WAF winner
photo : Patrick Bingham-Hall
Gardens by the Bay Conservatories Singapore – World Building of the Year Award
Design: Wilkinson Eyre Architects with Grant Associates
photo © Tan Yew Siong
Bible House in Singapore
Architect: LAUD Architects
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Design: WOHA Architects
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The Interlace Singapore
Design: Ole Scheeren of OMA
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Contemporary Singapore House
Design: Guz Architects
picture : Patrick Bingham Hall
Singapore Building Photos
photo © Tom Ravenscroft
Buildings / photos for the Singapore Architecture page welcome