It has been an extremely busy week. I am glad to officially release the latest short film produced by Shiya Studio - Corridors of Diversity!
Filmed in Singapore, “Corridors of Diversity” is a multi-layered showcase of urban planning, architectural and day-to-day elements that characterised the urban image of this high density city state. This short film is a montage of communal corridors along various HDB blocks of different regions, subzones and neighbourhoods, of different designs, each offering a unique view that forms an integral piece of the Singapore built environment.
I first started this project as a photographic series almost 3 years ago. While it all started unintentionally, over the years it has become a very important milestone for my photographic (and now) videographic pursuit. This project allowed me to grow as a photographer, it also made me aware of the constant changes Singapore’s built environment is going through. Many places have changed so much, some have even disappeared, and as such I decided to spend another 5 months of my time to document the project through another medium, more for keepsake of a place in time, which is how this short film came about. It may not capture every part of the island but I tried to include as much of the urban planning elements as possible, from zoning, land use, parks and waterbodies to urban, architectural and landscape design that helped to add on a distinctive character to different neighbourhoods. I hope someday I will be able to capture more corridors from all over the world.
Let’s take a walk down scenic lanes of these ordinary but beautiful corridors and rediscover Singapore’s diverse urban landscape from a fresh perspective.
The short film has already been featured on ArchDaily today, really appreciate Maria and Dima for all the help and support for this project. Please visit the link below for the article.