Who Shot Van Gogh?: Facts and counterfacts about the world’s most famous artist
WOHA is at the vanguard of urban and ecological revitalization in Singapore and a pioneer of Southeast Asia’s green-building revolution. Founded by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell in 1994, Singapore’s most dynamic architecture studio is known for delivering innovative and sustainable design solutions to combat the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, and urbanization.
Even within Singapore’s leading-edge architecture scene, WOHA have broken new ground, and they are continuing to do so in our rapidly expanding cities where far-sighted thinking is imperative to sustainable and sociable development. Its projects stretch from Singapore to Bangladesh, China and Australia, where the practice’s ambitions are being realized in works like the self-sufficient Punggol Digital District in Singapore.
This complete overview documents WOHA’s pioneering sustainable and built work, with important ongoing projects followed by a listed chronology. It is a timely assessment of the practical realization of WOHA’s theories and principles, and the environmental responsibilities now shouldered by architects and urban planners worldwide.
Alan Turnbull is a practising artist who lectured in painting and printmaking at Newcastle University and numerous art schools. He grew up in a mining village in north-east England where books in the home were few and far between. Aged fifteen, he came across a book about Van Gogh by accident in the school art room and borrowed it (without permission). He’s been reading about Van Gogh and looking at his pictures ever since.