Asian architecture in the new millennium: A postmodern imagery
The author, a graduate of the Architectural Association (AA) London , with further studies at the Department of City and Regional Planning, Harvard University, USA , has since 1960 been professionally involved in architecture , planning and development economics , as principal architect at Malayan Architects Co-Partnership, Design Partnership (later renamed DP Architects) and until 2002, William Lim Associates. In addition to his role as Co-founder and Chairman of the Asian Urban Lab and President of AA Asia, Dr Lim was President of the Singapore Heritage Society and President of the Singapore Planning and Research Group (SPUR). Presently, he is Adjunct Professor of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia - where he was conferred a Doctor of Architecture Honoris Causa - and Honorary Professor of La Salle-SIA College of the Arts (Singapore). Mr Lim is a member of the World Society for Ekistics. His numerous writings and lectures on a wide range of subjects relating to architecture, urbanism and culture in Asia as well as on current issues relating to the postmodern, "glocality" and social justice, are compiled in nine books, some of which have been translated into Japanese and Thai. Furthermore, he is co-author with Tan Hock-Beng of Contemporary Vernacular: Evoking Traditions in Asian Architecture (1997), co-editor of vol. 10, Southeast Asia (1999) of World Architecture: A Critical Mosaic 1 900-2000, and Editor of Postmodern Singapore (2002).
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