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van der Ploeg, Matthew
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2018-02-28T14:43:35Z
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2017-08-30T12:15:01Z
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2017-09-15T13:03:36Z
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2017-09-15T13:09:55Z
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2018-02-28T14:43:35Z
dc.date.issued
2016-05
dc.identifier.issn
2339-5427
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/181856
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Over the course of 30 years, a group of American architects, beginning in the late-1960s with I.M. Pei and later including John Portman, Kevin Roche, and Philip Johnson, designed and built four large, contiguous chunks of urban matter on and along a sandy plot of reclaimed land in Singapore.1 Perhaps it is the lack of a legible civic structure (grid/spine), but it is not immediately clear how to describe what they placed on this beach. The resultant forms look ‘urban’ in elevation, yet tend to resist classification according to traditional part-whole morphologies of the city (that is building-plot-block). As the following text explains, the overall structural ambiguity can be attributed to a history of successive consolidations, each dissolving legible architectural parts in favour of an integrated, expansionist whole. This began in the 1970s with two adjacent masterplans for the Raffles International Centre and Marina Centre, each initially envisioning dozens of individually developed parcels. Through the 1980s and 1990s, the masterplans were reinterpreted, condensed, and constructed as four independent complexes. Each of these master-plans-turned- buildings was separately promoted as an autonomous, self-contained city-within-the-city. Yet, today, after the later additions of under- and above-ground connections as well as two additional Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations, these projects have been stitched together, creating a belated – and previously unimagined – ‘exquisite corpse’ of the four Pritzker Family-approved architects.2
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en
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dc.publisher
ETH Singapore SEC Ltd, FCL
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dc.title
Non-straightforward Fortresses
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dc.type
Journal Article
ethz.title.subtitle
The development of an exquisite corpse of contiguous castles
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ethz.journal.title
FCL Magazine Special Issue
ethz.pages.start
60
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ethz.pages.end
73
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ethz.notes
Urban Breeding Grounds. Research and Design on Rochor+
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ethz.publication.place
Singapore
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ethz.publication.status
published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02100 - Dep. Architektur / Dep. of Architecture::02662 - Institut für Entwurf und Architektur::03924 - Lehnerer, Alexander / Lehnerer, Alexander
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ethz.leitzahl
ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00003 - Schulleitung und Dienste::00022 - Bereich VP Forschung & Wirtschaftsbez. / Domain VP Research & Corporate Relations::08058 - Singapore ETH Centre (SEC) / Singapore ETH Centre (SEC)
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10.3929/ethz-a-010675738
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2017-08-30T12:15:02Z
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FORM
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yes
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Metadata only
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2018-02-28T14:43:37Z
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