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a+u 2019:11 Contemporary Sri Lanka on Geoffrey Bawa’s 100th

a+u 2019:11

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English + Japanese / 192 Pages / 219 x 292 mm / 660 g

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Following the a+u 11:06 issue on Geoffrey Bawa, that featured the architect’s masterpieces and his lasting influence over generations, this November issue examines the works of emerging, new Sri Lankan architects. The issue begins with an essay written by Sean Anderson, Associate Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, which describes how early practices by pioneering architects have coped with the political economy of colonialism to bring about the modern, regional architecture of the tropics. It is not until the year 1969 that Sri Lanka started its own local architecture schools, which taught new generations of architects who continue to challenge the limits of tradition and shape their country’s architecture identity. Together with Channa Daswatte, architect at 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.

a+u Feature: Contemporary Sri Lanka on Geoffrey Bawa's 100th includes:

Before and After the End of the Beginning
Sean Anderson

Chapter 1: Materiality and Process

Thisara Thanapathy
Santani Wellness Resort and Spa
Palinda Kannangara
The Frame – Holiday Home in Imaduwa
Robust Architecture Workshop
Ambepussa Community Library
Philip Weeraratne
Kotte Residence
Robust Architecture Workshop
House 412
Palinda Kannangara
Studio Dwelling at Rajagiriya

Chapter 2: Conservation and Critical Reuse

Pulasthi Wijekoon, Guruge Ruwani, Thusara Waidyasekara
Office Building for Colombo Municipal Council
Thisara Thanapathy
TRACE Expert City
Dilum Adikari
Arcade Independence Square
Dilum Adikari
Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct
Channa Daswatte
Galle Fort Hotel
Amila de Mel
No.5 @ Lunuganga (Osmund and Ena de Silva House)

Chapter 3: An Environmental Ethic

Sunela Jayewardene
Jetwing Vil Uyana
L. A. R Kumarathunge, Tom Armstrong
The Mudhouse
Hirante Welandawe
Villa Santé
Hirante Welandawe
Jaffna House
Channa Daswatte
Daswatte House
Amila de Mel
2B1 (Container House)
teaM Architrave
Office Building For Central Finance Co. Plc

When is a Contemporary Sri Lankan architecture?
Sean Anderson, Channa Daswatte

Memories of Geoffrey Bawa – from the notebook of Shuji Kondo
Kondo Shuji

Bawa 100: “The Gift” – Artist Installations at the Lunuganga, Artistpanel
Discussion 189
Suhanya Raffel, Dominic Sansoni, Lee Mingwei,
Shayari de Silva, Chandragupta Thenuwara, Dayanita Singh,
Sean Anderson, Christopher Silva