Architecture & Urbanism 590 – Contemporary Sri Lanka On Geoffrey Bawa’s 100th
Architecture & Urbanism 590 – Contemporary Sri Lanka On Geoffrey Bawa’s 100th | Following a+u 590 issue on Geoffrey Bawa that featured the architect’s masterpieces with his lasting influence over generations, this November issue examines the works of these emerging, new Sri Lankan architects. Beginning with an essay written by Sean Anderson, Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, it describes the scene of how early practices by pioneering architects cope with the political economy of colonialism at the time to bring about the modern regional architecture of the tropics.
It is not until the year 1969, Sri Lanka started their own local architecture schools which taught new generations of architects who continue to challenge the limits of tradition and shape their own local architecture identity. Together with Channa Daswatte, architect of the MICD Associates and Trustee of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust and the Lunuganga Trust, 19 projects are selected and structured into 3 topics that reflect the architecture of contemporary Sri Lanka relevant to its economic, social, cultural situation today.
Front cover: Interior view of The Frame – Holiday Home in Imaduwa. Designed by Palinda Kannangara. Photo by Mahesh Mendis.
Back cover: Living space of 2B1 (Container House). Designed by Amila de Mel. Photo courtesy of the architect.
192 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, pb