No Boundaries: The Lien Villas Collective
Publisher: Pesaro Publishing Author: Jiat-Hwee Chan ISBN: 9781877015274 Format: Hardcover, 240pp, 240x260mm
Nestled in a leafy upscale suburb a few kilometres west of Singapore's CBD, the Lien Collective is an unusual housing development, consisting of six modern houses built on plots subdivided from the garden of the Lien family's colonial bungalow.
No Boundaries explains the ideas behind the masterplanning and the landscaping of the project, and examines in detail the architecture of the individual villas. Ministry of Design, Zarch Collaboratives, PODesign, K2LD, Metropolitan Office Experimental and Terre represent a new generation of Singapore architects, and this book is a timely assessment of the work of this new generation, and an indication of potential directions for domestic architecture in a city that is being shaped by so many of the geo-political forces of the 21st Century.