WAÏF: Where architecture ïs tropical
TROPICALITIES: Postcards from Paradise
Go tropical, Fuck isolation!
More than a climatic issue, architecture in the tropics creates an independent trend with its own rules and style. For decades it was considered a regionalist trend of modernity, more or less an exotic extravaganza excluded from the official account of modern architecture history. Postcards from Paradise propose an easy, open-minded approach to tropical architecture looking for the sense of work behind architecture and aesthetics as an encouraging alternative to our tainted/corrupted context.
Go Tropical, Go Fun!
#1 James Edward, Las Pozas Gardens, Mexico, 1949-84
#2 Alan Vaughan-Richards, Alan Vaughan House, Nigeria, 1960s
#3 Leonardo V. Locsin, The Tanghalang Maria Makling, Philippines, 1976
#4 Anna Heringer, Meti Handmade School, India, 2004*
#5 Lina Bo Bardi, Valeria Cirell House, 1958
#6 Kevin Mark Low - Small Projects, Garden Gate - Aviary House, 200?*
#7 Vladimir Ossipoff, IBM Honolulu Headquarters, Hawaii, 1962