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