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Using image processing to understand 20th-century architectural colour schemes in Singapore

Kang Shua Yeo, U-Xuan Tan, Soon-Tzu Speechley, Lawrence Chin, Achala Athukorala, Mary A Jablonski (ed.), Kirsten Travers Moffitt (ed.)

Macro to Micro: Examining Architectural Finishes | Archetype Publications | Published : 2018

Abstract

Increasing awareness of architectural heritage in Singapore has led to greater shared responsibility in preserving the urban fabric. There is now widespread public acceptance of conservation guidelines and the gazetting of listed buildings as part of the planning process. However, conservation efforts are hindered by gaps in our knowledge of historic buildings materials and architectural finishes. This is certainly the case with historic paint and colour schemes in Singapore. If urban planning authorities are to advise building owners on historically appropriate colour schemes, it is vital to understand what colours and finishes were used in the past. This paper examines how image processing..

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