Geoffrey Bawa

Geoffrey Bawa

The Complete Works

  1. David Robson
  • ISBN 9780500341872
  • 28.00 x 26.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 278pp
  • With over 500 illustrations, 250 in colour
  • First published 2002
‘A comprehensive and superbly produced volume … Robson’s fine monograph will long remain the essential record of a significant body of work’ – The Architects’ Journal

Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa and the buildings he has created over the last forty years have become legendary in the region and influential around the world. Few architects have 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.