Mok Wei Wei (Hardcover)
Works by W Architects
Thames & Hudson, 9780500343456, 352pp.
Publication Date: June 23, 2020
An in-depth monograph on Singapore’s most inventive, thoughtful, and respected architect.
During a career spanning over three decades, award-winning architect Mok Wei Wei has helped create the Singapore we see today. This overview of his large- and small-scale projects completed with his practice, W Architects, includes apartment complexes, museums, houses, and community centers, each revealing the architect’s inspirations and his ingenious solutions to the challenges of building in a tropical city.
Three themed chapters—"Refract," "Respond," and "Reflect"—move through Mok Wei Wei’s career, from the early 1980s to the present, illustrating his unique approach to designing buildings for a dense urban environment in the context of a diverse multicultural society facing the challenges of climate, heritage preservation, globalism, and national identity. A must-have for fans of Mok Wei Wei and W Architects, Mok Wei Wei is also essential reading for architects building in tropical cities worldwide.
About the Author
Justin Zhuang is a Singaporean writer and researcher with an interest in design, architecture, culture, and history.
Jiat-Hwee Chang is a Singaporean writer and researcher.
Leon van Schaik is an emeritus professor of architecture at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.