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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.

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Title

BLR Bangalore Architectural Travel Guide

Size

126 x 184mm

Authors

Lakshmi Krishnaswamy

Pages

180

Subject

Architecture – Travel

Characteristics

Paperback

Language

English

ISBN

978-84-949330-9-7

About the author

Lakshmi Krishnaswamy is one part design thinker and one part, writer. Training as an architect in Delhi – University School of Architecture and Planning, GGSIPU. She was awarded a scholarship to pursue Masters in Architectural History and Theory at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research  examined closely the contradictions that shaped Indian Architecture and Urbanism; especially via the much invoked theme of the “Common Man”. She is at present teaching in Bangalore and also building a small interdisciplinary studio called Visversic, where she intends to explore other projects that connect the aesthetic dimensions of Vision, Verse and Music.

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