Historic Architectural Paint (Colour Scheme) Research

The increasing awareness of architectural heritage and history in the city-state of Singapore is an encouraging and undeniable trend. Public acceptance of urban conservation guidelines and the gazette of listed buildings as part and parcel of the cityscape development is gradually being translated into a greater, shared responsibility for the preservation of the urban fabric. It is within this context that a series of architectural paint research projects was undertaken. The primary aim was to provide a snapshot of the use of architectural colour in various significant historic buildings, especially before the widespread use of colour photography.