Pioneer architect Tay Kheng Soon's latest book rethinks architecture for a new normal

Professor Tay Kheng Soon is known for iconic 1970s modernist landmarks such as People's Park Complex and Golden Mile Complex. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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In his latest book on architecture, Professor Tay Kheng Soon paraphrases geographer Rodolphe De Koninck, who refers to the study of geography as "living in the wisdom of the inhabited earth".

That phrase sums up much of what the 81-year-old pioneering architect sets out to address in Activist Architecture: Thoughts On Asian Architectural Education, published by Epigram Books late last year.

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