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Contemporary SAARC Architecture
Is there anyone who can give me some reference of regionalism and contemporary architecture of saarc nations?
Shibu Bosu
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Contemporary SAARC Architecture
Shibu, Please can you tell me what "saarc" means? Maybe something like South-American Architecture?
Frank John Snelling
Contemporary SAARC Architecture
SAARC means south asian association for Regional co-operation
Shibu Bosu
Contemporary SAARC Architecture
Shibu, Thank you for the data. :)
Frank John Snelling
Contemporary SAARC Architecture
shibu,
Interstingly and significantly almost 20% of mankind live in SAARC countries (India.Pakistan,SriLanka, Bangladesh,Bhutan,Maldives.Afganistan Lanka,Nepal,Bhuta.Almost all of them were under colonial rule for a long time.Post independence, as an understandable reaction against cultural dominance and assertion of newly acquired national identity , most of these countries went on a revivalist spree. So one finds major revivalist buildings in almost all
SAARC countries. Soon younger architects many of them trained in Europe and the USA and indoctrinated in the tenets of modernist movement,returned home and gave shape to regionalism in their respective countries. Charles Correa. B.V Doshi,A.P Kanvinde in India; Geofrey Bawa in Sri Lanka;Mazhar Ul Islam in Bangladesh;Nayyar Ali Dada.Kamil Khan Mumtaz in Pakistan,were in the vanguard of this movement.
There was a strong commonality in the works of all these architects which were; deep understanding of local context,tradition and climate.
All these people were resolutely modernistic and anti revivalist in their
approach.
Therefore regionalism is a common thread
that runs in the architecture of SAARC nations.
an
Sambuddha Sen
Contemporary SAARC Architecture
Mr. Sen
Thank you so much for your response. I agree with it but what I am suffering from is lack of information about some of the country like Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives.....
Shibu Bosu
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