Singapore storeys: New book tells stories behind iconic landmarks

Some of the country's landmarks are featured in a new book by Singapore architectural firm Swan & Maclaren

Swan & Maclaren: A Story Of Singapore Architecture, written by architectural historian and anthropologist Julian Davison, explores the architectural firm’s works from 1892 to today, including the Teutonia Club, now known as Goodwood Park Hotel (abo
Swan & Maclaren: A Story Of Singapore Architecture, written by architectural historian and anthropologist Julian Davison, explores the architectural firm’s works from 1892 to today, including the Teutonia Club, now known as Goodwood Park Hotel (above). PHOTOS: SWAN & MACLAREN, ST FILE

Singapore's oldest architectural practice Swan & Maclaren has, after more than 120 years, finally published a comprehensive tome of its works from 1892 till today.

Written by architectural historian and anthropologist Julian Davison, Swan & Maclaren: A Story Of Singapore Architecture is a hefty 440-page glossy coffee-table collectible jointly published with the National Archives of Singapore (NAS).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 22, 2020, with the headline 'Singapore storeys'. Subscribe