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a+u 2017:12 Vann Molyvann 1926–2017

a+u 2017:12

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English + Japanese / 168 Pages / 219 x 292 mm / 650 g

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This issue provides a chronological overview of Cambodian architect Vann Molyvann’s work, tracing from his youthful efforts as a leader of the New Khmer Architecture movement and role in the nation’s post-independence reconstruction to his subsequent exile in Europe in 1970, his humanitarian work for the UN, and eventual return to Cambodia—upon the conclusion of its harrowing civil war—to assist with its recovery.

a+u Vann Molyvann 1926–2017 includes:

Masaaki Iwamoto

Essay on Khmer Culture (Paris, France 1949)
Vann Molyvann

Vann Molyvann in Paris: Or, How a Mediator between the Modern and Tradition was Born
Masaaki Iwamoto

On the Rigid Compositional Disciplines
Masaaki Iwamoto

Contemporary Architecture in Cambodia: The Legacy of Vann Molyvann’s Work
Lisa Ros

Placing the Vann Molyvann Project in the Contemporary Context of Cambodia
Pen Sereypagna


Paris, 1946–1955
Dojo in Cambodia - Diploma Project

Works at Ministry of Public Works, 1956–1964
Chatomuk Conference Hall
Independence Monument
Parliament Project
State Reception Hall
Front du Bassac – Master Plan for Bassac Riverfront
National Sports Complex

Works at Vann Molyvann’s Office, 1965–1971
One Hundred Houses – Staff Housing for National Bank
Vann Molyvann Residence
State Palace
Buildings for National Bank Sihanoukville Branch
SKD Brewery
Teacher Training College

After the Civil War, 1991–2017
Parliament at Bassac Riverfront
Master Plan for Siem Reap
Plan for Greater Phnom Penh
Central Market Extension

Project List