Exhibition: Nightscape 2050- Talk Session I

A talk session is being organized by Lighting Planners Associates as a fringe event for our exhibition, “Nightscape 2050 – A Dialogue Between Cities-Light-People in Future” held at the National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore.

The session will be divided into two parts. Session I will look into the evolution of Singapore’s nightscape in the context of architecture, it’s urbanscape, and the role of night lighting over the years.

Title: “Singapore’s Nightscape - past, present and future
Session I"

Guest speaker:

Mr. Mark Dytham
(Co-founder of Klein Dytham Architecture)

Mr. Khoo Peng Beng (Co-founder of ARC studio architecture + urbanism)


Dr. Lai Chee Kien
Adjunct Associate Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (Architecture and Sustainable Design pillar)

Venue: National Design Centre 1F Atrium
Admission: Free; attendance needs to be registered at singapore@lighting.co.jp



Mark studied architecture at the Royal College of Art in London, after graduating in 1988 he travelled with his business partner Astrid Klein to Tokyo, where they found work with Toyo Ito. Staying on in Japan, they established Klein Dytham Architecture which quickly gained recognition with a series of audacious and award-winning projects including Daikanyama T-SITE - a bookstore which represents a paradigm shift in the retail world. Mark co-founded SuperDeluxe, a creative art space in the centre of Tokyo, which is the birth place of the famous PechaKucha Night, a show-and-tell evening where each presentation is 20 slides x 20 seconds. Mark’s services to architecture in Japan were honoured by the Queen who awarded him an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 2000.


Peng Beng is the co-founder of the architectural practice ARC Studio, a firm known for its innovate and process driven approach. He has won several awards for the public housing project, The Pinnacle at Duxton. Peng Beng is also actively involved in promoting architectural education and is a tutor at the National University of Singapore, besides also having taught at the Singapore Polytechnic. He is also a board member of the Singapore Institute of Architects.


Lai Chee Kien is Adjunct Associate Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (Architecture and Sustainable Design pillar). He graduated from the National University of Singapore with an M Arch. by research [1996], and then a PhD in History of Architecture & Urban Design from the University of California, Berkeley [2005]. His publications include A Brief History of Malayan Art (1999), Building Merdeka: Independence Architecture in Kuala Lumpur, 1957-1966 (2007), Cords to Histories (2013) and Through the Lens of Lee Kip Lin (2015). He researches on histories of art, architecture, settlements, urbanism and landscapes in Southeast Asia, and is also a registered architect in Singapore.

Sat Nov 7, 2015
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM SGT
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National Design Centre
Exhibition: Nightscape 2050- Talk Session I FULL
Venue Address
111 Middle Rd, 188969 Singapore
5 mins walk from Bugis Junction Mrt station / Opposite National Library, Singapore
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