Geoffrey Bawa: the complete works - Four Leaves
Geoffrey Bawa: the complete works - Four Leaves
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Geoffrey Bawa: the complete works

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Geoffrey Bawa: the complete works

Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, born 1919, fused local construction traditions with modern forms and sensibility to create harmonious and pleasurable buildings that have become legendary in the region and influential around the world. This volume is a documentation and appreciation of the man and his work. The work of Geoffrey Bawa has been one of the biggest sources of inspiration for our founder when the started Four Leaves. When you look closely, you can see that everything we do refers back to this origin. 

Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa and the buildings he created have become legendary in the region and influential around the world. Few architects achieved his harmonious fusion of local building traditions with modern forms and sensibility Bawa's early works were houses that artfully married vernacular styles and responses to climate and site with a modern architectural vocabulary. Soon his talents were applied on a larger scale, to the Sri Lanka parliament, a number of carefully situated and designed hotels, schools, offices and other public buildings. The summation of his oeuvre is symbolized by his own two residences - a house in Colombo and a residential complex in Lunuganga - whose evolution eloquently reflect Bawa's career and personality. This ambitious publication is a comprehensive documentation and appreciation of Geoffrey Bawa and his work and includes a rich portfolio of his most important works, including some rarely published projects. An exhaustive reference section includes a complete chronology.

Language: English

Release date: November 2002

Print: 1

Measurements: 28,6 cm x 27,3 cm x 3,2 cm

Pages: 287 pages

Details: Hardcover including illustrations

Author: David Robson

Co-author: Geoffrey Bawa

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd

ISBN: 9780500341872

Product story

Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa and the buildings he created have become legendary in the region and influential around the world. Few architects achieved his harmonious fusion of local building traditions with modern forms and sensibility Bawa's early works were houses that artfully married vernacular styles and responses to climate and site with a modern architectural vocabulary. Soon his talents were applied on a larger scale, to the Sri Lanka parliament, a number of carefully situated and designed hotels, schools, offices and other public buildings. The summation of his oeuvre is symbolized by his own two residences - a house in Colombo and a residential complex in Lunuganga - whose evolution eloquently reflect Bawa's career and personality. This ambitious publication is a comprehensive documentation and appreciation of Geoffrey Bawa and his work and includes a rich portfolio of his most important works, including some rarely published projects. An exhaustive reference section includes a complete chronology.

Book details

Language: English

Release date: November 2002

Print: 1

Measurements: 28,6 cm x 27,3 cm x 3,2 cm

Pages: 287 pages

Details: Hardcover including illustrations

Involved parties

Author: David Robson

Co-author: Geoffrey Bawa

Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd

ISBN: 9780500341872

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