- Kitchen & Dining
- Walls & Floors
- Doors & Windows
Thankyou for registering on ZingyHomes.We have sent you a verification email. Please click on the link mentioned in the email to activate your account and start using the site!
As a member, you get exclusive offers, discounts, sneak previews, space planner and members only rewards and privileges.
You already have an account? Great! Sign In
Remind me later
Sign In to ZingyHomes
10 Facts About the Legend Geoffrey BawaBy Niveditha Ravikumar
Archi Facts Tweet 0 Comment(s)
The 1919 born Geoffrey Manning Bawa, often referred as Bawa, could simply be considered equivalent to Sri Lankan Architecture. A lover of nature and his widely accepted concept- 'Tropical Modernism' in Lanka earned him the project- 'The Parliament building of Sri Lanka' which receives appreciation till date. One could say, the hotel tourism today in Lanka sources all credits to Bawa.
1. Geoffrey Manning Bawa studied English and Law, before he started his career in Architecture in 1957, at the age of thirty eight.
2. In Architectural Association (AA) London, where he studied Architecture, he is remembered as the tallest, oldest and the most outspoken student of his generation.
3. Well known as the 'Father of Sri Lankan Architecture', Bawa became an associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects before becoming one of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects.
4. Bawa was no great draftsman, he always made sketches of plans and sections in order to convey his ideas to his colleagues who drafted the drawings.
5. He tried his maximum to avoid being photographed and the only clear recording of his voice was discovered accidentally in London, after he died.
6. Inspite of his talent and recognition, he turned out to be a shy person who dreaded newspaper interviews.
7. His brother Bevis Bawa, who was 6 feet and 7 inches tall was ten years older to him and was a famous Landscape Architect too.
8. The Bawa brothers were different from each other:
'If Geoffrey didn't like something, you knew it. There would be Great Silence, capital G, capital S.
But, if Bevis didn't like something, he'd let you know, but in the nicest way.'
9. Bawa owned a Silver Cloud Rolls–Royce car, which he would drive down South or back to Colombo.
10. He received the world renowned and prestigious Chairman's Award of the Aga Khan award for Architecture, in 2001, after a stroke left him paralyzed and unable to speak.
Got some tips, design ideas? Share them with the community.
Leave a comment here or submit your own article.
Popular in this Category
Ustad Ahamed Lahori was a Persian born Architect, who is believed to have been the principal architect of Taj Mahal ...
The 1919 born Geoffrey Manning Bawa, often referred as Bawa, could simply be considered equivalent to Sri Lankan Architecture. A ...
Ludwig Van Der Rohe is a man who is known better by his aphorisms 'Less is more' and 'God is ...
Luxury Design Products
Luxury Beds & Mattresses Lighting
Art Decor Accessories
The concept of floor dressing didn't just arrive out of nowhere. It has been there since good...
Kids Room Interior Design
The tots. How they bring showers of blessings into families and continue to spread joy throughout...
Interior Design Ideas & Tips
Moving to a metropolitan city? There is no doubt that a slew of thoughts will be lingering in you...
Beds remain the ultimate focal point of a bedroom no matter how stylish and elegant other accesso...
Box-Hole Photography Contest is being organized by the IIA Jalandhar as part of Parvaaz - 20...
- Anu's home reflects her contemporary taste
- A Home that evokes poetry
- Mr. Sharma's Home embraces the Zen style approach
Copyright ZingyHomes - 2013 - . All rights reserved.
- Kitchen & Dining