“DOES ARCHITECTURE SHAPE THE CITY, OR VICE VERSA?”
When we first set foot on a city, the first objects we are aware of are the buildings standing on it, because architecture is a visual object that most strongly shape the face of any city. Then, inevitable, the question arises in our minds: “Does architecture shape the city, or vice versa?” We asked the question to several urban experts and they all said that a city is not only shaped by its architecture, but also by its government policies, politics, economy, capital, people, transportation, and even by events held inside it.
In this volume, ARCHINESIA Bookgazine observes and discusses cities in their relation to architecture. The miniscule observations are of course insufficient to answer all your questions about cities and architecture. But they will at least try to give you an idea of how the relation between a city and its architecture can affect each other, how architecture may fill a void, or even have its functions questioned and on tested, since, in essence, architecture is meant to improve the quality of the people that conducted their activities inside it.
Dai Lai Conference Hall, Vietnam (Vo Trong Nghia )
A21 House, Ho Chi Minh City (a21 Studio)
36 Boon Teck Road, Singapore (DP Architects)
Kiarong House, Brunei (Moch Hack & Partner)
Garden By The Bay, Singapore (Wilkinson Ayre Architects)
Tanah Teduh, Jakarta(andramatin Architects)
Stella Maris Pluit, Jakarta(DCM Jakarta)
Kantata Institute (Bangkiok Project Company Limited)
Multimedia Nusantara University, Tangerang (DCM Jakarta)
Sekolah Bogor Raya, Bogor (Indra Tata Adilaras)
The Troika , kuala Lumpur Foster+ Partners)
Studio M Hotel, Singapore (Ong & Ong)
Vanachai Office Building, Bangkok (Openbox)