B M Iversen: the Danish Architect of Ipoh

an illustrated talk by

Ruth Iversen Rollitt

 

Royal Ipoh Club

Friday, 23 October 2009

5:30 – 7:00 pm

 

Registration and refreshments begins at 5 pm

Admission by donation only

PHS members RM10, non-members RM15

 

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1906, BM Iversen arrived in Malaya in 1928 and worked for two architectural firms before setting up his own practice in Ipoh in 1936. After World War II, Iversen, van Sitteren & Partners had offices in Ipoh, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.   Notable buildings he designed in Ipoh include the Cathay Cinema and the Geosains Complex. His signature International Style won him many private and public commissions. According to Ken Yeang’s book Architecture of Malaysia, “It became an indication of status among Ipoh’s wealthy businessmen to own an Iversen-designed house.”

 

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