BEDMaR & SHi
In the Tropics
Volume I - Thirty Years
Volume 2 - Ten Houses | Singapore
Text by Byron Hawes
Foreword by Ernesto Bedmar
Photography by Albert Lim
and Claudio Manzoni
Oscar Riera Ojeda
BEDMaR & SHi
In the Tropics
Volume I – Thirty Years
Volume 2 – Ten Houses | Singapore
Book Size: 9 x 9 in / 228,6 x 228,6 mm
Pages: 804 (volume I), 596 (volume 2)
Photographs: 810 (volume I), 620 (volume II)
Illustrations: 405 (volume I), 230 (volume II)
Publication date: October 2018
Edition: Hardcover in Slipcase
This book will be release and delivery on October 15, 2018
*30% discount and FREE shipping worldwide for all orders placed before October 15, 2018.
“Thirty Years - Beautifully illustrated with stunning photographs, sketches, working drawings, and perspectives of more than 150 extraordinary works, the book also features an in-depth discussion with Ernesto Bedmar.”
This two volume slipcased monograph presents a comprehensive portrait of the works of Singaporean firm Bedmar & Shi. Established in 1986, Bedmar & Shi is known today as one of the most successful high-end residential architecture firms in the South East Asia / Pacific region.
Volume One - ‘Thirty Years’ - thoroughly compiles the work done by the firm across a variety of programmes and scales, including shops & restaurants, houses & complexes, and shophouses & conversions. Beautifully illustrated with stunning photographs, sketches, working drawings, and perspectives of more than 150 extraordinary works, the book also features an in-depth discussion with founder Ernesto Bedmar, and an introductory essay by the design critic Byron Hawes.
Volume Two - ‘Singapore’ - introduces ten of the most recent houses completed by the firm in this invigorated country, offering a unique understanding of the tenets of tropical residential architecture through Bedmar & Shi’s cultural and aesthetic interpretation of the vast socio-cultural melting pot that is that the majestic Garden City.
“Singapore- introduces ten of the most recent houses completed by the firm in this invigorated country, offering a unique understanding of the tenets of tropical residential architecture.”
Collectively, these two volumes
provide a cohesive look at
the wide-ranging output of one of
Southeast Asia’s most prolific,
and highly respected, architecture
and design firms.
Ernesto Bedmar, an Argentinian, graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1980 from the University of Architecture & Town Planning, Cordoba, Argentina; he received the award for the Best Design in the Final Year. He is a Registered Architect in Argentina and also a Registered Architect in Singapore, as well a Corporate Member of the Singapore Institute of Architects. Ernesto’s career began in 1977 when he did practical work in the studio at Miguel Angel Roca, Argentina. In 1980 he became an Associate at Miguel Angel Roca, South Africa and designed a town planning project for Protea New Town – South Africa and the Jabulani Administrative Centre in South Africa where he worked with Architects M.A. Roca and F. Pienaar. In 1982 he was made an Associate at Miguel Angel Roca, Hong Kong to develop the Tai Long Wan Tourist Resort on Lantau Island, HK. He then joined Palmer & Turner, Hong Kong as a Consultant Architect in 1983 and was involved in a vast urban project for Macau as a member of the planning group under Architect Alvaro Siza Vieira.
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