This 1972 photograph shows the living room of a house, where an altar is flanked by two doorways. The focus of the photograph is the air well, sometimes called a sky well. A reduced version of the courtyard in traditional Chinese architecture, the air well helps bring in light and ventilation into the interior. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All Rights Reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board Singapore 2009.