SINGAPORE: STRAITS ECLECTIC

Asia heritage residences

An episode from the series A HOUSE OF ITS TIME

Format: HD
Duration: 24 ’
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Available version: English
Rights: All Rights | Worldwide

Synopsis

By the late 1920s, the movement of people to the East Coast area in Singapore was accelerating and with it a new suburban lifestyle developed, with the Straits Eclectic houses built between the two world wars in Mountbatten Road for the professional middle class.

Why did they build this particular type of houses? What global movements influenced the architecture?