Tag Archives: architecture

Of Geoffrey Bawa & Being Overrated


Anoma Pieris from , is an Associate Professor in Architecture at Melbourne University, whom I have had the pleasure of acquainting over the last few years on matters to do with Architectural theory.

I have always maintained that Geoffrey Bawa is overrated, and that the propping up of Bawa as an Architect goes beyond his skill as an architect and there are other elitist socio-political reasons as to why Bawa is revered and beatified by Sri Lankan society at large, for this I have of course taken much criticism for being pompous – one shalt not criticise Bawa and live in Sri Lanka at the same time.

Anoma Pieris responds to this question and identifies why Bawa is is so overrated, and why that is so wrong, a view I am delighted to always have held.

This cultish reverence of Bawa has in many instances given Sri Lankan Architecture students very little outside Bawa to aspire to, it is important that a more diversified balance amongst Sri Lankan architectural greats is maintained.

1 Comment

Filed under 2014, architecture, Uncategorized

The Big Ben and the birds disturbed

Taken on a warm spring day in London.

1 Comment

Filed under architecture, england

St. Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge

Snowed in with work! Need.to.blog.more is that how you emphasise a point these days ?

Leave a comment

Filed under architecture, england

The London Eye at night

The London Eye at night.

Oh, I finally started a facebook page for my photography. It is under my real name, toying with the idea of linking it in this blog – but still undecided. Those who know me are most welcome to look it up!

Enjoy the rest of the week!

2 Comments

Filed under architecture, Art

Royal Albert Hall, London

Royal Albert Hall

For those of you who don’t know, “The Royal Albert Hall is an arts venue situated in the Knightsbridge area of the City of Westminster, London, England, best known for holding the annual summer Proms concerts since 1941.”

Photos taken on a leisurely night stroll in Kensington and Chelsea. Both images were taken from Kensington Gardens looking out.

4 Comments

Filed under architecture, england

The world's a-turnin!

At the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park Corner.

One

Two

Three

Four

Five

Hyde Park Corner in London that is, not the one in Colombo.

4 Comments

Filed under architecture, england, Uncategorized

Tower Bridge, London at night

Image taken at night of the Tower Bridge, London.

4 Comments

Filed under architecture, aufidius, england