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Robert Powell
Lin Ho
Robert Powell is Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture, Building and Design at Taylor’s University, Selangor, Malaysia, and was previously Associate Professor of Architecture at the National University of Singapore. He is the author/editor of more than 30 books, principally on architecture in Southeast Asia. His publications include Living Legacy (1994), Singapore: The Architecture of a Global City (2000), The New Malaysian House (2008), Contemporary Houses in the Philippines (2014) and The New Sri Lankan House (2015), as well as the Tropical Malaysian House Vol. 1 (2018) and Vol. 2 (2020), and Terrace Transformations in the Tropics Vol. 1 (2021). From the 1990s, Powell is widely credited with bringing Southeast Asian architecture to the attention of a global audience.

Lin Ho is an accomplished professional photographer. He has specialised in the architecture and interiors genre for the last 26 years. Lin Ho has collaborated with renowned international and local architects, interior designers and reputable property developers. He is also a frequent contributor to international architecture publications, in both print & digital media. Previous book projects include The Straits Chinese, The Residences of HRH Sultan Azlan Shah, Tropical Garden Design ,The Tropical Malaysian House Vol. 1 & 2, Terrace Transformation in the Tropics, New In The Old-Chinatown Kuala Lumpur, Archicentre+, Places for People & Selected Works.