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11 MAY 2015

Synopsis No 4: URBANISM
1. Cynthia Lee Siaw Wun
2. Surayyn Selvan
3. Xavier Ooi Win Yang
4. Yaseen Syed
Text: Semiology and Architecture
Author: Charles Jencks
Year Written: 1969
Purpose of the theory (Please tick X; you may tick more than one box)


Identifying an issue or problem within the contemporary context
Analyzing an architecture to identify a problem or solve a problem
Solving an issue in a broader context outside of architecture: presenting a theory/manifesto
Solving an issue within the context of architecture: presenting a design method
Solving an issue within the context of architecture: presenting a theory
Others: Analyzing a theory in relation to architecture

Please complete the following:
What are the issues

1. Deliberate disassociation of “meaning”
2. Strict definition of the idea of “meaning”

What are the design

1. Meaning is derived from the context and memory
2. The correlation of form, function and technique create
various justifications to meanings
3. The segregation of form, function and technique reduces
correlation of meaning

Relate the text to
architectural/urban forms
by illustrating one key
Justify the selection.

1. Various interpretations of the architecture differs from the
user and the viewer in terms of context and memory
- Architect vs. resident
2. Correlation of form, function and technique in creating
meaning to the architecture
- Form and Function ( Vernacular architecture vs.
Traditional values)
- Technique (Traditional applications vs. Construction )