Slice of HDB life - in Venice

This display of 81 customised glass lanterns is the centrepiece of the Singapore Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition (Biennale Architettura 2016) in Venice. President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who is on a state visit to Italy, opened
ST PHOTOS: JOANNA SEOW
This display of 81 customised glass lanterns is the centrepiece of the Singapore Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition (Biennale Architettura 2016) in Venice. President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who is on a state visit to Italy, opened
ST PHOTOS: JOANNA SEOW

This display of 81 customised glass lanterns is the centrepiece of the Singapore Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition (Biennale Architettura 2016) in Venice.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who is on a state visit to Italy, opened the pavilion yesterday when he visited the Biennale.

The lanterns contain photographs and 3D models of HDB homes, offering a glimpse into how Singaporeans live and how families have created spaces to call their own.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2016, with the headline 'Slice of HDB life - in Venice'. Print Edition | Subscribe