Mon 6 Nov - Mon 6 Nov' 17
IN THE SPIRIT OF THE LAND Two Talks and a Conversation GREGORY BURGESS and C ANJALENDRAN
November 6th, 2017, 15:00 – 19:00 at Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) Auditorium.
Two leading architects of the world working from a critical edge of the practice, Gregory Burgess from Australia and C Anjalendran from Sri Lanka, participated in a symposium to talk about their remarkable body of work and inspiring commitment to architecture. Each presented a talk and joined Kazi Khaleed Ashraf in a conversation on where we are in architecture now and where we should be heading.
GREGORY BURGESS, Australia
Burgess’s work is imbued with both idiosyncrasy and spirituality. Working from the gritty suburban landscapes of Melbourne to the aboriginal landscape of the Australian northern territory, Gregory Burgess has produced a diverse body of work in thirty-two years of practice. Always rooted to the specific landscape but deeply attuned to the immediate task at hand, his work is “close-grained, changeful, and lined with the colours and imagery of nature.”
C. ANJALENDRAN, Sri Lanka
C. Anjalendran is an architectural maverick who has carried on Geoffrey Bawa’s architectural manifesto to a newer height. Simple and robust but attuned to both the modern spirit and vernacular traditions, Anjalendran’s work exemplifies a deep appreciation of the tropical landscape and its human environment. His books and drawings have established a new norm for recording and expressing vernacular tropical architecture.
December, 2019, 18:30 - 20:30
The Experience of Architectural Photography – A Lecture by Richard Schulman
The 4th issue of Bengal Institute's newsletter-magazine, originally published in Fall 2019