Singapore, SG by Siyuan Ma


“Corridors” is my multi-layered study of the diverse and intricate urban environment that characterises Singapore.
On a macro scale, the project highlights the synergistic mix of urban planning and architectural elements which reflects the planning dynamics of the city-state, as well as its multicultural and multiethnic background. This is done through showcasing the heterogeneity of various urban features that constitute the built environment: from the diverging mix of different land uses, building density, and transport modes to the coexistence of modernity and heritage, green and concrete spaces.
On a personal scale, the project explores the close-knit relationship and harmonious contrast between individuals and society in various aspects of life. Taking place in various public housing developments (locally known as HDB flats) which the majority of the population call home, the project offers a cross-section documentation of mundane, personal details along the communal corridors against the backdrop of the broader urban landscape. These intimate glimpses into everyday life offer nuanced narratives of individual presence that contribute to the sense of place of the surrounding environment.
“Corridors” celebrates the diverse and colourful images of Singapore that come together to shape its collective identity.

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