RUMAH "Student Section"
Cartoon in Vol 3. of RUMAH, the journal of the Society of Malayan Architects
Wee Chwee Heng
Society of Malayan Architects
A cartoon drawn by architecture students from Singapore Polytechnic. This was published in RUMAH, the journal of the Society of Malayan Architects, in its November issue and found across pages 38 to 39.
According to one of its creators, Wee Chwee Heng, such free association drawings were usually done over a night when the students hung out. These "commentaries" ranged from critiques of local architecture, complaints about student life and even gossip about lecturers.
"You get four people sitting around a table, it was a graphic of an idea. We just draw it. If I say something, I draw my part, he will draw his part," he said. "Whatever we talk about, we jot down."
In this cartoon, some issues discussed included architects' fees (7 1/2%) to what roof forms modern architecture in Singapore should take (flat roof versus pitched roofs).