Publications

I am the author/editor of 39 books mainly, though not exclusively on the architecture of Southeast Asia. From 1997 to 1999 I was editor of the Singapore Architect and from 1999 to 2001 the editor of SPACE. I have also contributed to Architectural Review (UK), Monument (Australia) and Dialogue (Taiwan).


Latest Titles

The Tropical Malaysian House 2

Atelier International, Kuala Lumpur, June 2020

Sri Lankan Modernism (In Japanese)

Graphic-Sha Publishing Co. Ltd Tokyo, 2018

The Tropical Malaysian House

Atelier International January 2019

Asian Houses

The Modern Thai House

Softback Tuttle Publishing Published August 2015

The New Sri Lankan House

Talisman Published February 2015

Contemporary Houses in the Philippines

Talisman Published October 2014

The Modern Thai House

Tuttle Publishing, New May 2012

The New Indonesian House

Tuttle Publishing, Singapore and Vermont (USA), 2010

The New Malaysian House

Periplus Editions, Singapore, 2008

The New Thai House

Select Books Singapore and Asia Books Bangkok, 2002 (Reprinted 2007).

The New Singapore House

Select Books, Singapore, 2001 (Reprinted 2007).

The New Asian House

Select Books, Singapore, 2001

The Urban Asian House: Living in Tropical Cities

Select Books, Singapore, 1998

Singapore Houses

Tuttle Publishing, Singapore and Vermont (USA), 2009

The Tropical Asian House

Select Books, Singapore, 1996. (6th reprint in 2005)

The Asian House: Contemporary Houses of Southeast Asia

Select Books, Singapore, 1993, (Reprinted 1995, 1999 and 2001)

Singapore Architecture

Singapore Architecture

Periplus Publishing, Singapore, 2003

Singapore: The Architecture of a Global City

Archipelago Press, Singapore, 2001

Living Legacy: Singapore’s Architectural Heritage Renewed

Singapore Heritage Society, Singapore, 1994

Innovative Architecture of Singapore

Select Books, Singapore, 1989

Monographs

Atkins Architecture and Urban Design

W S Atkins & Partners, Dubai, 2005.

HASSELL: Poetic Pragmatism

Pesaro Publishing, Sydney, Australia, 2004

SCDA Architects: Selected and Current Works

Images Publishing, Victoria, Australia, 2004

The Stadium: Architecture for a New Global Culture

Periplus Editions, Singapore, 2004

No Limits: Articulating William Lim

Select Publishing, Singapore, 2002.

The Architecture of Learning: New Singapore Schools

Akimedia, Singapore, 2001. Reprinted in Mandarin.

Line Edge and Shade: The Search for a Design Language in Tropical Asia

Tay Kheng Soon & Akitek Tenggara, Page One Publishing, Singapore, 1997

Rethinking the Environmental Filter

Landmark Books, Singapore, 1989

Forewords to books

Placing the Peranakan

Ian Ng Aik-Soon Editor: Robert Powell Taylor’s University School of Architecture, Building & Design, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 2018

RE.VIS.IT: Documenting Malaysian Heritage

Prince Favis Isip and Nor Hayati Hussain Editors: Robert Powell and Tony Liew Voon Fun Taylor’s University School of Architecture, Building & Design, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018

Stadium Merdeka

Nor Hayati Hussain, Centre for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia, Taylor’s University, Selangor, 2018.

Dewan Tunku Canselor

Nor Hayati Hussain, Centre for Modern Architecture Studies in Southeast Asia. Selangor, 2017.

Theorising Emergent Malaysian Architecture

Veronica Ng, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia and Taylor's University School of Architecture, Building & Design 2017

Atkins Architecture and Urban Design

W S Atkins and Partners Overseas, Dubai, 2010

Romancing the Tropics: BEDMaR & SHi

Geoffrey London, ORO Publications, 2007

Designing Filipino: The Architecture of Francisco ‘Bobby’ Mañosa

Eric Caruncho, Tukod Foundation, Manila, 2003

Dictionaries, Encyclopedia and Travel Guides

Singapore: The Encyclopedia

Editions Didier Millet, Singapore, 2006

Insight Guide SINGAPORE

Apa Publications, Gmbh & Co, Singapore,2000

Dizionario di Architettura Contemporanea (editor Micha Bandini)

Unione Tipografico-Editrice Torinese SPA 1995

Editorial

The Future of Architectural Education + Practice in Malaysia

Editors: Elias Salleh and Robert Powell, Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM), Kuala Lumpur, 2019

Future Communities: Future Cities

PAM Masterclass 2016, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia and Taylor's University School of Architecture, Building & Design, 2017

Regionalism: Forging an Identity

Faculty of Architecture and Building, Singapore, 1991

Architecture and Identity, Proceedings of International Seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Exploring Architecture in Islamic Cultures No.1

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Concept Media, Singapore and Butterworth UK. 1983

Regionalism in Architecture, Proceedings of International Seminar in Dacca, Exploring Architecture in Islamic Cultures No.2

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Concept Media, Singapore and Butterworth, UK. 1985

Criticism in Architecture, Proceedings of International Seminar in Malta, Exploring Architecture in Islamic Cultures No.3

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Concept Media, Singapore and Butterworth, UK. 1989

Fragments of a Journey

Architectural Association Asia, Select Books, 2001