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Built Space, Environment, Modernism: (Re)reading ‘Tropical Modern’ Architecture

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This first chapter of Part II (on tropical modern architecture) introduces Sri Lanka's tropical modern architectural style and the kinds of environmental experience it aims to afford users. By ... More


Architecting One-ness: Fluid Spaces/Sacred Modernity

Tariq Jazeel

in Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Drawing on sustained ethnographic work with architects, clients and residents, this chapter firstly describes the kinds of building techniques used to create the non-binary environmental aesthetics ... More


Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Tariq Jazeel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Sacred Modernity argues how everyday non-secular experiences of the natural world in Sri Lanka perpetuate ethno-religious identitarian narratives. It demonstrates the relationships between spaces of ... More


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