2024

Published on 24 May 2024

The Architect Who Made Singapore’s Public Housing the Envy of the World

With a focus on affordability, community, convenience and light, Liu Thai Ker replaced squalid slums with spacious high-rises. A recent spike in some sale prices, however, has saddened him.

Published on 29 January 2024

Building communities in the sky

From the humble slab block to towers 50 storeys tall, architects share how HDB block designs have evolved over the years via @straits_times https://str.sg/viz-hdb-evolution

2023

Published on 25 December 2023

封面报道之二|新加坡组屋经验

新加坡 组屋80%人口居住在政府提供的公共住房,住房自有率接近90%,阶梯化住房体系满足不同收入阶段,这是如何实现的?

Published on 7 November 2023

居住难题成台湾选战热点 刘太格提议建示范社区赢选票

买房太难、老屋太多成了台湾选战热点,新加坡城市规划大师刘太格在台北接受《联合早报》专访时建议明年上任的台湾新政府,不妨先打造一个示范社区,一旦达标将有望赢得选民支持,突破八年政党轮…

Published on 5 November 2023

Published on 20 October 2023

Published on 7 September 2023

Potential for Fiji business hubs

File Photo] Fiji’s primary business hubs, which are Suva, Lautoka, and Nadi, have the potential to transform according to the master plan. Chair of Morrow Architects and Planners Dr Liu Thaikers is optimistic about these development projects, drawing from his experience in Singapore.

Published on 6 September 2023

A Masterplan is not just a document but a blueprint for progress – Nalumisa

A Masterplan is our collective vision for Fiji, encompassing sustainability, and inclusivity. This was highlighted by Minister for Housing and Loca

Published on 8 August 2023

Can Hong Kong follow Singapore’s statutory master plan for development?

Architect of modern Singapore Liu Thai Ker suggests move for city, pointing out such a blueprint could avoid controversy like the Fanling golf course debate.

Published on 20 July 2023

Fijian delegation to learn from Singapore

Local Government Minister, Maciu Nalumisa is leading a delegation to Singapore on a study trip. The primary objective of this study trip is to gain insights into Singapore’s world-renowned expertise in urban planning, a discipline that has garnered international acclaim. Nalumisa and his team will engage in a series of high-level meetings, site visits, and workshops.

Published on 11 July 2023

Unveiling Cambodia’s Development Potential: MORROW’s Vision for Urban Planning

With its young population and availability of natural resources, Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia brimming with great potential for development. The country boasts significant rivers such as the Mekong River, the largest river in Southeast Asia, and the Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in the region.

Published on 29 April 2023

News-Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

04/28/2023 Source: newsgd.com The area around the Jiulong Lake (环九龙湖片区) may become the CBD (Central Business District) of the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City, according to the China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City High-quality Development Consultation Meeting on April 23.

Published on 10 March 2023

Singapore’s Unesco bid: Profile of Padang and surrounding buildings could be raised, bringing intangible benefits, say experts

SINGAPORE – The president of the Singapore Recreation Club (SRC) said that with the Padang and its surrounding buildings potentially becoming a Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site, the club could gain greater prominence here and globally.

2022

Published on 16 September 2022

Removing parks for homes: Is land use in Singapore a case of conflicting needs?

When news broke that ORTO leisure park in Yishun will make way for housing, residents expressed sadness and disappointment. They asked: Why are we building so many flats? Why can’t we keep spaces that matter to a community?

Published on 2 September 2022

Liu Thai Ker on million-dollar HDB flats, 99-year leases & planning for a 10 million population in S’pore

Singapore’s “master planner” shared his thoughts on the state of Singapore’s public housing today.

2021

Published on 18 November 2021

Cities will endure, adapt beyond Covid-19 pandemic, say Bloomberg forum panellists

Pandemic should be just one of dozens of factors to consider in planning a city in future. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Published on 8 October 2021

New exhibition: How a French-Swiss design master influenced Singapore’s urban planning

A new exhibition and series of talks at Alliance Française de Singapour examines the influence of a French-Swiss design master, at work a century ago, on the city we inhabit today. Born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret but assuming the moniker Le Corbusier (or ‘the crow-like one’) aged 33 in 1920, this pioneer of modern architecture reshaped our conception of the city -…

2020

Published on 17 July 2020

GE2020: 10 million population not a goal but a planning parameter, says Liu Thai Ker

The former chief planner stressed that the 10 million figure was the worst-case scenario. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Published on 28 April 2020

How Singapore’s Architects Are Coping With The Circuit Breaker

We hear from these local practitioners on managing teams and clients and juggling projects as they WFH

Published on 24 August 2020

“To me, every HDB block is as beautiful as Miss Universe.” – Architect Liu Thai-Ker on shaping a portrait of a city.

Liu Thai-Ker’s passion is still burning strong even after an illustrious five-decade career guided by the philosophy, “form follows function follows fact follows fun”.

2019

Published on 25 June 2019

Singapore’s ‘Father of Urban Planning’ to spearhead government’s concept master planning project for Suva, Nadi and Lautoka

Singapore’s “Father of Urban Planning” – Doctor Liu Thai Ker who is the Chairman of Morrow Architects and Planners will be in Fiji l

Published on 25 June 2019

Plans to transform Fiji’s urban centres – The Fiji Times

THE Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has been briefed on the status of the urban planning project, and proposed recommendations regarding long-term urban development and planning for the greater Suva, Nadi and Lautoka areas. Dr Liu Thai Ker, Chairman of Morrow Architects and Planners had briefed Mr Sayed-Khaiyum during their meeting in Singapore […]

Published on 26 June 2019

Singapore experts propose 50 year urban development plan

Urban planning experts from Singapore are encouraging Fijian authorities and municipal councils to plan fifty years into the future. Morrow Architects and Planners has been engaged by the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise to spearhead a concept Master Planning Project for the Suva, Nadi, and Lautoka.

2018

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The man who helped design China’s urban landscape

BORN: Singapore, Feb 23, 1938 EDUCATION: 1962: Bachelor of architecture, University of New South Wales 1965: Master’s in city planning, Yale University 1995: Doctor of science (honorary), University of New South Wales CAREER: 1969-89: Chief architect and CEO, Housing and Development Board of Singapore 1989-92: Chief planner and CEO, Urban

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Published on 17 July 2018

‘Architect Of Modern Singapore’ Brings Master Plan For Suva, Lautoka

The man dubbed as the “architect of modern Singapore” is in the country to map out a master plan for the greater Suva area and Lautoka. Liu Thai Ker, together…

Published on 7 June 2018

2018 National Prizes: William J. Mitchell International Chapter Prize

Dr Liu Thai Ker is awarded this accolade for his significant contribution as “the architect of modern Singapore.”

2017

Published on 1 December 2017

Veteran architect Liu Thai Ker, 79, leaves RSP to start own firm: ‘I’m the oldest man to start a company’

SINGAPORE – At age 79 and after 25 years as senior director at RSP Architects Planners & Engineers, former master planner Liu Thai Ker is starting afresh. Read more at straitstimes.com.