Swan and Maclaren: A Story of Singapore Architecture


Julian Davison



Swan & Maclaren were the most prominent architectural practice in Singapore during the latter part of the British colonial era between 1892 and 1965. Commissioned to mark Swan & Maclaren’s 25th anniversary of operations in Singapore, this book takes an in-depth look at the history of architecture in Singapore through the many landmark buildings the firm designed and built here – such as the Raffles Hotel, Victoria Memorial Hall & Theatre, and the Sultan Mosque before 1941. Drawing on newspaper accounts and other archival sources, and lavishly illustrated with hundreds of hand-coloured architectural drawings, as well as maps, photographs and other visual material mostly from the collections of the National Archives of Singapore, the book presents an opportunity to step back into Singapore’s rich architectural past.


Oro Editions and National of Archives Singapore


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9781935935476 (hardback)

193593547X (hardback)

440 pages

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