Shop House Town House Asian Perspective
The shophouse typology is a quintessential urban vernacular form in Southeast Asia. It is an ubiquitous architectural form that have assumed diverse appearances and meanings. This anthology of essays attempts to shed contemporary understanding of this social form and architectural typology, drawing upon recent works of scholars, conservators and practitioners. The generous support of the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation enabled the first symposium on this subject in 2012. The ten core essays from the proceeding, supported by eight more carefully solicited essays, provided invaluable comparative details, enriching further the original anthology.