Liu Thai Ker: A Life By Design

Thai Ker Liu

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789811235627

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Liu Thai Ker: A Life By Design is the memoir of Singapore's Father of City Planning, who was responsible for leading Singapore's largest vertically integrated developer, the Housing Development Board. While there from 1969 to 1989, he planned 23 new towns and resettled one million Singaporeans into HDB apartments. He later joined the Urban Redevelopment Authority for three years, where he worked on the 1991 edition of Singapore's Concept Plan.Building upon these experiences, he went on to establish himself as an urban planner and architect, especially in China and the Middle East, designing many towns and cities around the world. These he did first under RSP Architects Planners & Engineers and later, at his own firm Morrow Architects & Planners, which he set up when he turned 79. As the son of one of Singapore's pioneer generation artists, Liu Kang, Liu is also a talented artist and calligrapher.The book will delve into these and the other facets of Liu's life, including his formative years where he was a resident of three countries, to working with the world-renowned I.M. Pei and later, returning to Singapore to help in its nation-building efforts. Through colourful and entertaining anecdotes, the book narrates the remarkable story of Liu's life, which the consummate creative explains is one by his own design, blended with a series of serendipitous incidents that led him to be where he is today — a highly-sought-after, world-renowned planner and architect.

Format: Paperback
No of Pages: 320
Imprint: Co-published With World Scientific
Publication date: 20211231

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