7) “Rainbow” HDB Flats

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The “Rainbow” art painted public flat constructed by the Housing Development Board (HDB), I believe there are not many left in this century, where all new overruns the old.
Besides complimenting the art piece, my little mind makes me wonder how the gigantic arc was painted on this big piece of concrete canvas?  And how brilliant the designer was indeed.  We hardly look up to see a beautiful rainbow, why not stay a bit longer before we turn to the next page of the History.

A semi-circular open protruding staircase, hardly come across them apart from some HDB flats belonging to the same era.

22 thoughts on “7) “Rainbow” HDB Flats

    Don said:
    October 19, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Really looks so good. Must be quite a mathematical feat to get the rainbow like that.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 19, 2012 at 10:21 am

      I am still trying to figure out myself without using internet , how they do it? and come to a conclusion that they must be one of the great painter on earth! – AddGrainOnEarth

        Don said:
        October 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm

        Sydney I don’t know how else to contact you, but I can’t get in to your latest post – not sure what’s going on.

        Sydney Fong responded:
        October 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm

        I am not sure either,but I suppose you have read my recent post ” rainbow” HDB?

        Don said:
        October 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm

        Yes I have, but I’ve received notification of your latest one 2083 – not sure what that is. Simply get a message “Unable to load.”

        Sydney Fong responded:
        October 19, 2012 at 8:12 pm

        o, that is a reblog, but I mistaken deleted it sorry about that! – AddGrainOnEarth

    Life&Ink said:
    October 19, 2012 at 3:37 am

    Love it! the power of color and the time to apply it with thought equals an otherwise average building becoming something way beyond average. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 19, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      and love your comment too – addGrainOnErath

    friendlytm said:
    October 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    This is very impressive, particularly on public housing. Is that any meaning of the rainbow in Singapore ? In the. U.S., it represents the LGBT community.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      i believe there is no any particular reason beside being nice and artistic and it is very rare in Singapore as not many left behind.
      Thanks for dropping by! have a good day, let keep in touch! – AddGrainOnEarth

    pixelvoyages said:
    October 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    good one sydney! like the tone.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 20, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      Thank you 🙂 – AddGrainOnEarth

    fashionforlunch said:
    October 20, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I love this! All buildings should be rainbow!

    qiquan said:
    October 22, 2012 at 8:31 am

    The semi-circular open protruding staircase is a brilliant design! It has a sunshine effect, and making people feeling good by going up or down the stairs. In the T-lab building, and most NUS buildings, the stairs are really badly build just for the function as fire stair case, and they often located at the back of the building and covered, so not many people would want to use it, people just use lift. I think we can’t blame people being lazy, if the interior designs of the building is not aesthetically appealing, although outside is.


      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm

      yes! I personally favor on those open-air concept staircases, partly because that is the place where i grown, and also i love sky and nature very much, I remember it happened to me at once, when I was trying to peep thru staircase that wrapped round with perforated steel sheet, passer-by return me with a strange look, that is me! I am weird person in other eyes.
      Hey, I hope your mom is getting well, and most importantly is must take good care of yourself, I mean life have to go on….. I hope you know what I mean, take care, my first friendly Blogger! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

        qiquan said:
        October 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm

        I think the architectural design is more than arts, it is about matching the environment, care for the psychological effect it has with its inhabitants, and people living around. I remember my friend, Li Xiaodong, a professor in architectural department of NUS 10 years ago, and now a professor in Qinghua University in Beijing, showed me his works of arts and designs, it ignited my curiosity in the relation between arts, architecture, human, and nature.

        My family is planing to bring my mom home from the nursing home, to take care of her even she has not woken up, then it will be more convenient for us to stay with her most of the time. Luckily I was an athlete so I can still manage with the load of accompanying her and taking care of her, and with the help of my siblings =).

        Thanks you Sidney for your kind wishes!

        Sydney Fong responded:
        October 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm

        🙂 – remember AddGrainOnEarth

        qiquan said:
        October 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm

        OK =).

    Charron's Chatter said:
    October 29, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    they should do this to all buildings. Imagine what a skyline could look like!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      this is one of the balance left, I believe they are not going to do that, what I can do now is to take a picture for a memory and last me forever, thanks for spending time to read my articles, I am really appreciated, cheers!

        Charron's Chatter said:
        October 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm

        You too, Sydney. You have a lovely perspective on life, I think.

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