Learning Objectives


1. To discover the relationship between cultural influences and the architectural development in South Vietnam

2. To have a deeper understanding of urban planning issues and the interplay of the matrices of determinants involving physical attributes, commercial feasibility, social fabrics as well as political factors in particular relating to Generation Z (Those born between the early 1990s and the early 2000s).

3. To be aware of the impact of rapid urbanization on the environment and the need for sustainable development in the urban planning process.

4. To gain an insight of Singapore’s strengths in urban planning and sustainable environmental management skill-sets

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Reflection- May 24 (Elgin Patt)

Three things I learnt:

(1) Sometimes, Architecture is not meant to be shown. Compared to normal structures, which have unique designs to express the emotions of the architect that designed it, the Chu Chi Tunnel System is made such that it is concealed, instead of being shown.

(2) Views of the people can be different, and in order to make them happy, you have to attend to all their needs at one time. An example in Vietnam is the Cao Dai Temple, where 3 different foreign religions are put together such that each and every citizen of different religions can pray together.

(3) The Vietnamese are good at planning structures when they are built for functionality.

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