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Work / Photography

Peter Steinhauer’s colourfully symmetrical Singapore apartment blocks

The symmetry, uniformity and scale in Peter Steinhauer’s photographs of Singapore’s apartment blocks call out to the orderly in all of us. The focus for the American photographer is all about the grid-like structures these buildings are made of. But their charm is in the extreme colour coordination and the different styles of numbers plastered to the side of the tower blocks. The variety of typefaces used is fantastic, from plain Arial to a flirty brush script. The harmony of citrus and candy coloured bricks with the leafy greens underneath is wonderful. But as much as I dig the architectural splendour, it’s the glimmer of human activity that peeks out from behind the concrete, with clean washing draping itself over balconies and washing lines that intrigues.

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Peter Steinhauer: Singapore Apartment Blocks

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Peter Steinhauer: Singapore Apartment Blocks

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Peter Steinhauer: Singapore Apartment Blocks

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Peter Steinhauer: Singapore Apartment Blocks

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Peter Steinhauer: Singapore Apartment Blocks

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Peter Steinhauer: Singapore Apartment Blocks

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Peter Steinhauer: Singapore Apartment Blocks