Raised as a Chinese cosmopolitan, schooled in architecture at the height of Postmodernism and designing Neomodern buildings from an Asian metropolis – the evolution of Mok Wei Wei embodies the complexities and contradictions of a celebrated contemporary Asian architect in a globalized world.
Mok Wei Wei: Works by W Architects charts the exceptional career, over almost four decades, of the Singaporean architect and his boutique firm, whose multifaceted buildings have subtly redefined a modern nation into a global city-state. Going far beyond Singapore’s well-known associations with 'tropical' and 'green' architecture, Mok has steadfastly expanded this narrow discourse with a contextual response to the city’s ever-changing urban conditions and search for a distinct identity. The results are innovative architectural solutions that draw from a variety of spatial cultures – from the pragmatic transparency of The Paterson Edge condominium to the austere rock that is the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum – a body of work that has made Mok one of Asia’s leading architects.
'Visually engaging and insightful… Mok calls for architecture to remain radical and to keep responding to the needs of our ever-evolving societies – words that feel urgent in an increasingly urbanised world'