a+u Series·World Architecture

Book Title:Contemporary Sri Lanka on Geoffrey Bawa's 100th

Language:Chinese & English

Binding:Simple hardcover



Compilation:A+U China(CA-GROUP)

Chief Editor:Nobuyuki Yoshida (Japan), Ma Weidong (China)

Publishing and Distribution:China Architecture & Building Press

Special Contribution:Tadao Ando Architect & Associates


Publication Year:2022

Following a+u 11:06 issue on Geoffrey Bawa that featured the architect’s masterpieces with his lasting influence over generations, this book 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 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 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. 

Architecture and Urbanism Series

Prepared and compiled by CA-GROUP, Architecture and Urbanism Series is authorized by a+u Publishing Co. in Japan and published by China Architecture & Building Press. Established in 1971, a+u is one of the most professional architectural magazines worldwide. CA-GROUP (a+u China Editorial Department) is an international corporation founded in 2003, focusing on architecture and culture. It is committed to introducing global architecture to China and vice versa through project management and international publication. Subordinate to the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People's Republic of China, China Architecture & Building Press was founded in 1954 and is the largest professional publishing institution of architecture in China. a+u China aims to introduce the most cutting-edge information and latest trends in architecture to Chinese audience.

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