BLR Bangalore Architectural Travel Guide
126 x 184mm
Architecture – Travel
BLR – BANGALORE ARCHITECTURAL TRAVEL GUIDE
by Lakshmi Krishnaswamy
Bangalore, the third-largest city of India, is a young city. The exponential growth and inflow related to the IT sectors confers the city a spot in the global imagination. Although contemporaneous, the city has deep cultural and ecological continuities in the peninsular region, at once nourished and refracted by its colonial inheritances.
The city hosts a rich typology of buildings from temples, forts and palaces to the administrative buildings that supported the Mysore state and later, the establishments of the British Cantonment. Post-independence, the building practices ranged from a few neo-colonial buildings to strong experiments in regional modernism.
The first part of this guide is a chronological presentation of the chosen buildings. The second part organises the buildings into neighbourhood routes that align with the Bangalore Metro Rail. The itinerary will provide additional information on food and other leisure activities that form the corporeal Bangalore experience.
AVAILABLE FROM 2021