• Spotlight: Geoffrey Bawa

    22 days ago - By Arch Daily

    A courtyard in Bawa's campus for the University of Ruhuna. Image © Harry Sowden
    Despite his late entry into architecture, Geoffrey Manning Bawa FRIBA, , explored modernism and its cultural implications and created a unique, recognizable style of design which had a lasting impact on architects across the world. Well versed in Modernist theory, Bawa was one of the original proponents of Tropical Modernism , a design movement in which sensitivity for local context combines with the form-making principles of modernism. Bawa's architecture led to the formation of a new architectural identity...
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