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STEM Project Presentation. Done By: Marcus Ng (3H119) . Rationale For Project. Rationale for Project. Singaporean Society: . Preservation VS Urbanization. Conservation . Need for Singapore to urbanize so as to keep itself competitive on the World Stage. Urbanization.

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stem project presentation

STEM Project Presentation

Done By: Marcus Ng (3H119)

rationale for project1
Rationale for Project
  • Singaporean Society:
preservation vs urbanization
Preservation VS Urbanization


Need for Singapore to urbanize so as to keep itself competitive on the World Stage


  • Need for Singapore to keep their cultural roots [Heritage]
preservation and protection
Preservation and Protection
  • Preservation

Cambridge Dictionary—

the act of keeping something the same or of preventing it from being damaged

  • ProtectionCambridge Dictionary–to keep someone or something safe from injury, damage, or loss:
uses of wood
Uses of Wood
  • E.g.
    • Teak– Commonly found in neighboring countries like Indonesia; termite resistant
    • Redwood– Used for bridal furniture (Peranakan)
    • Chengai Wood– Used for flooring

One also needs to consider the effects of weather on wood so as to ensure that the wood is well protected against

  • When one preserves architectural timbre, one needs to consider its uses and its cultural uses, lest the culture essence of it is lost.
research questions1
Research Questions
  • What are the traits of wood ?
    • How does it contribute to its usage?
    • How has wood been imbued into the various cultures? In particular, Baba chinese culture? Malay Culture
research questions2
Research Questions
  • What are the natural elements that wood are pit against?
    • E.g.Relative Humidity
    • E.g. Rainfall
  • What are the effects of the environment on architectural timbre?
    • E.g. Artifacts
research questions3
Research Questions
  • How does one protect wood against animals such as termites, rodents etc. ?
    • Fumigation?
    • Arsenic
  • What were the traditional methods for protecting wood against animals
qualitative research vs quantitative research
Qualitative Research VS Quantitative Research
  • Qualitative Research—
  • Quantitative Research--
  • This study researches on the uses of wood in the context of Chinese culture.
oral history
Oral History
  • Conduct an interview with Mr. Wee (former owner of the Baba house) with regards to the uses of wood in the various traditions and cultures of the family
  • Conduct an interview with Dr. Yeo/People who work with wood
case study
Case Study
  • A piece of architectural timbre provided by Dr. Yeo
  • Research conducted on the case study during the June holidays (TBC)
end product1
End Product
  • A video
  • An oral history interview
  • A PowerPoint presentation