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Colombo's Tropical Modernism

Architect Geoffrey Bawa is best known for his Tropical Modernism design style. Here are some of his buildings around Colombo:

The sprawling Sri Lanka Parliament complex highlights Bawa’s fondness for pavilions and colonnaded passages. Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte.

Rooms at the architect’s former home at No. 11, 33rd Lane show off his collaborations with fellow artists. 94/(0) 11-433-7335, geoffreybawa.com.

Bawa spent five decades working on his rural retreat, the Lunuganga Estate (above), considered his masterpiece. The 15-acre estate, two hours from Colombo, now features hotel suites. 94/(0) 34-428-7056, lunuganga.com.

This appeared in the March/April 2013 issue.