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A Tropical Modernism special

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21 May 2024

Episode 658

29 minutes


Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum

We pay a visit to London’s Victoria & Albert museum, where a new exhibition is dedicated to the architectural style. We also reflect on the work of Sri Lankan practitioner Geoffrey Bawa. 

21 May 2024

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Chapter 1

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Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum

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Chapter 1

Tropical Modernism: Architecture and Independence

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Lucrezia Motta meets exhibition curator Christopher Turner to discuss how this architectural style was developed in the hot and humid climates of West Africa.

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Chapter 2

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Geoffrey Bawa

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Tomás Pinheiro reflects on the work of the Sri Lankan practitioner in the small town of Bentota.

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