科伦坡的一个主要展览庆祝100年的Geoffrey Bawa

该展览会带来了来自建筑师个人档案的公众眼睛稀有文件,包括从他旅行中从未出现的图纸,字母和照片中的一套。
Geoffrey Bawa.
沙丘计划,亚拉,斯里兰卡,尼古尔amarasinghe的海拔绘图

“1948年1月,我回家了,”Geoffrey Bawa在一封信给他的朋友让jean champerlain写了一封信,反映了改变他一生的过程的决定。在英格兰十年后,他曾在何处学习过法律,他返回斯里兰卡,直到其独立于英国帝国。“我会回家回家,在家附近买土地,”他详细说明了描述Lunuganga,Bawa乡村家庭和花园的起源的信,这成为他终身缪斯和他明显“热带现代主义的建筑风格的诞生地。

This letter, along with 120 personal documents including rare maps, sketches, photographs and drawings from Bawa’s archive, are on view as part of ‘Geoffrey Bawa: It’s Essential to be There’, the first-of-its-kind major exhibition to take place in Colombo on the legendary Sri Lankan architect. Brought together under the discerning eye of Shayari De Silva, curator and keeper of The Geoffrey Bawa Archive, the exhibition opens up new and lesser-known facets and stories from Bawa’s extraordinary life.

照片礼貌:Lunuganga Trust / Banuka Vithanage

从家庭和酒店到学校,学院和政府建筑,展览中的每一件墙都是Bawa在1958年至1998年间的长期职业生涯中绘制了遗址的盛宴。经常被同胞艺术家和建筑师在包括Laki Senanayakeand Ismeth Raheem, the drawings offer a glimpse of Bawa’s continuously creative mind and universe. Not only rich in mathematical and structural details, the drawings are also full of anecdotal references from everyday human life and surrounding nature. “Getting the picture out and explaining to everyone is difficult. It is for this reason that in the drawings we make, trees and all the landscape elements are included. They are about the total picture,” he said in a 1998 interview with his associate Channa Daswatte. From rocks and rivers to rains, every natural element from the tropics finds representation in these studio drawings. One look and it's clear that for Bawa, architecture was not just about buildings, but presenting a lifestyle.

照片礼貌:Lunuganga Trust / Banuka Vithanage

对于Bawa,“全面图片”也涉及与当地环境和谐共同生活。正如De Silva解释说:事实上,作为与朋友和客户的交流揭示 - 包括1989年的艾哈迈达巴德突出的工业家族的Suhrid Sarabhai - 物理空间和网站对Bawa至关重要。这是创造性启示的中心和来源,以他的话说,“言论自题”,“与简要介绍了这一设计。在那里至关重要。当他何时,他确切地了解该怎么办。

ena de Silva House Section由Laki Senanayake绘图,1962年

Lunuganga地图绘图由Sumangala Jayatillake,1989年

展示的照片 - 其中许多人在他的Leica M7相机上拍摄于欧洲的徕卡M7相机以及在家中的项目网站 - 记录他的原始反思和观察。他的一些最具标志性的设计将在这些视觉效果中带到生活中,包括他的朋友和Batik Maker Ena de Silva的Colombo之家,这是Bawa的突破性设计之一,以其在其中心的创造性的花园中纳入其中;the grand Polontalawa Estate Bungalow in the dry zone of Nikaweratiya where existing boulders were integrated into the building’s construction, the large and airy St. Bridget’s Montessori in Colombo, which resembles a sheltered tree top, and his design for the Ceylon Pavilion at Expo 70 in Osaka, which fused the country’s fast-evolving modern identity with the indigenous art and architecture from its past.

Kandalama Hotel,Dambulla,Sri Lanka,由Tim Beecher,C部分绘图。1996年

“对我来说,不可能找到'Bawa风格',”德里瓦关于建筑师。忠于这种信念,展览已经用三种语言,泰米尔,僧伽罗语和英语致敬的恐慌策划了Bawa的多层实践,这是由斯里兰卡的各地建筑师和海外各地的建筑师所喜爱和钦佩。