The Black and White Houses hold significant places in the history of Singapore. They represent and important architectural tradition and remind us of the island’s colonial past. It is easy to imagine the charmed lives of ease and elegance of a bygone era when looking at their stuccoed columns, half-timbered elevations and breezy verandas.
In the most general terms, one can define the archetypal Black and White House as a late-Victorian or Edwardian home transported from England to Singapore and reinterpreted in an Eastern setting. This Talk will examine the three sets of cultural influences and architectural traditions that informed the Black and White Houses while going through their short history.
Duration: 2hs. Talk session (including a 20” coffee break)
Cost: SGD 50.00 (including GST)
10$ discount for SAGG readers. Use promo code CASAGG while registering online.
Venue: Visual Arts Centre, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green,, 10 Penang Rd, Singapore 238469
When: 2 Apr 2016, 4pm
Venue/Organizer: Corcovado Arts