S RI LA N K A ’ s B A W A : AR C H IT E C T U R E ’ S S E R E N DI P ITO U S LI N K S – TAASA Review June 2014


This article was originally found in the June 2014 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 23, Issue 2, Page 22).

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Sabrina Snow and Ann Proctor S tepping into Geoffrey Bawa’s home in Colombo gave us a taste of what we would see as we explored Sri Lanka, our aims being to look at Buddhist sites and to stay in some of the hotels designed by him.

Bawa (1919-2003) is renowned for his role in the development of a style of architecture known as ‘Tropical Modernism’.

The House at Number 11 was Bawa’s city residence from the 1960s until his death in 2003...