Emotional Landscapes in Singapore
Singapore’s public housing has housed an entire nation – HDB flats are home to over 80% of Singapore’s resident population. Their spaces somehow feel strangely familiar and intimate. Their sand pits and mosaic pelican are deeply ingrained in the childhood memories of most Singaporeans. When Kerry mentioned that her father was a draftsman for these icon buildings in the 60s it seemed ideal to shoot at the Dakota Cresecnt. So that’s what we did. An early morning urban adventure. We added new memories onto existing ones that overlapped generations. Between us we discovered the ultimate Emotional Landscape. So kudos to Kerry for coming up with such a cunning plan but also kudos to all the silent architects who design and maintain public spaces like these by keeping them relevant for the whole community. I’ll take these over a highly polished, mirrored, weirdly shaped sky scrapper any day.