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Lei Yuan Bin is a founding member of the film collective 13 Little Pictures. He was conferred the Young Artist Award in 2012 by the National Arts Council, Singapore’s highest award for young arts practitioners.


Lilian Chee is Associate Professor and History Theory Criticism Research Cluster Leader at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore (NUS). She is a writer, academic, designer, curator and award-winning educator. A recipient of the NUS and Faculty Teaching Honour Rolls, she has lectured at the Bartlett, Delft, ETH Zurich, Melbourne and the Berlage Centre. Her work is situated at the intersections of architectural representation, gender and affect in a contemporary interdisciplinary context. Her research explores the emergence of architecture through, and from within, everyday encounter and its archives. Influenced by film, art and literature, she is engaged in how an affective construction of architectural discourse might change the writing of its histories and theories. She conceptualized, researched and collaborated on the award-winning architectural essay film about single women occupants in Singapore's public housing 03-FLATS (2014). 03-FLATS won the best ASEAN documentary Salaya 2015; was shortlisted for the Busan Wide Angle Documentary Prize 2014; and was screened at the Singapore Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2016. Her publications include the forthcoming monograph Architecture and Affect: Precarious Space (Routledge, 2019) and a co-edited volume Asian Cinema and The Use of Space (Routledge, 2015). She is working on a book about public art in the Singapore city core, and co-editing a volume on domesticity in architecture. Lilian is on the editorial boards of The Journal of Architecture and Architectural Theory Review.




Housing, heartland, home. Three women and Singapore’s public housing.


A National University of Singapore & 13 Little Pictures Production



Lei Yuan Bin 


Original Concept

Dr Lilian Chee


Executive Producer

Dr Lilian Chee



Tan Bee Thiam & Lei Yuan Bin 


Principal Investigator for Research Project

Dr Lilian Chee



Chaitawat Trisarnsri


Sound Designer

Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr


Title Design

Oh Wen Xin


Research Assistants

Serene Ng Xiao Qian

Felicia Lin Yanle

Phoaw Yen Shan

Kenneth Koh Qibao

Lee Ling Wei

Jan Lim Hui Min

Lin Derong


Special Thanks

Sim Boon Ngoh

Amy Tashiana

Tang Ling Nah

Peter Sim & Joan Sim

The families & friends of Tang Ling Nah & Amy Tashiana

Ailian Chee

Jessica Yeo

Tan Hui Cheng

Fu Yu Ming

Wong Yunn Chii

Wong Chong Thai Bobby

Ahmad Mashadi

Willie Koh

Heng Chye Kiang
Lee Chatametikool


Archival footage provided by

Ministry of Culture, Courtesy of National Archives of Singapore


Research funded and approved by

MOE Tier 1 Academic Research Fund (WBS 295-000-064-112)

MOE-NUS Start-up Grant (WBS R295-000-064-133)

NUS-IRB Reference code: 12-223; Approval number: NUS 1619


Supported by

13 Little Pictures

Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore

Media Development Authority, Singapore

Ministry of Education, Singapore



In association with White Light


Technical Information

Running Time 90 mins 

Screening Format DCP 

Colour, Black & White
Sound format 5.1 Surround, 

Language English, Mandarin & Malay

Subtitles English


Copyright 2014

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