Robert is the author of 34 books on architecture, including Rethinking the Environmental Filter (1989) and Rethinking the Skyscraper (1999).
Robert Powell was Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the National University of Singapore from 1984 to 2001. Until April 2013, he worked with the Malaysian architect Dr Ken Yeang on numerous projects including the conceptual master plan for ZORLU, a mixed-use development in Istanbul, Turkey; a conceptual master plan for Dubai Waterfront, Qatar Airways Village in Doha and King Abdullah City for Atomic and Nuclear Research (KA-CARE) in Saudi Arabia. He has recently worked on a housing development in Mumbai India, a master plan for Ain Al Iraq - a township in Mosul, Iraq and a resort at Kasauli, in the State of Himachal Pradesh for TATA Housing Development Co.
Robert is the author of 34 books on architecture, including Rethinking the Environmental Filter (1989) and Rethinking the Skyscraper (1999). His other publications include Modern Tropical Architecture: The search for a Design Language in Tropical Asia (1997), Singapore: Architecture of a Global City (2000), The Stadium (2005) and The Architecture of Soo Chan (2004). The New Malaysian Houses was published in January 2008, Singapore Houses was published in June 2009 and The New Indonesian House was published in October 2010. His most recent book, The Modern Thai House was published in May 2012 and he is currently working on The New Sri Lankan House, to be published in 2014.