GOA – NORTH & SOUTH, ARCHITECTURAL TRAVEL GUIDE

by Maanasi Hattangadi

Goa is an extremely bio-diverse land nestled between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea.  Goa was colonised by the Portuguese untill as late as 1961 and thus, this era characterises much of its contemporary patterns. The settlement fabric of Goa at the best spans out as a “rurban” network of villages with only a handful of urban centres. The architecture bears strong Indo-Portuguese influences. Since there was a constant exchange of thought and culture between Goa and Europe, the architecture also shows traces of Neo-Classic, Mannerist, Baroque and Neo-Gothic architectural styles. The looming balconies, the red-tiled roofs and the traditional hues exist as a retrospective take of these influences. In contemporary practices, ample experimentation and application is taking place with materials such as laterite, coconut wood, mud, etc. In addition to planned interventions and local techniques.

AVAILABLE FROM 2022

 

 

Title

Goa Architectural Travel Guide

Size

126 x 184mm

Authors

Maanasi Hattangadi

Pages

180

Subject

Architecture – Travel

Characteristics

Paperback

Language

English

ISBN

978-84-942342-6-2

About the author

Maanasi Hattangadi is an architect and partner at Studio Matter where she leads content initiatives such as ThinkMatter, [IN]SIDE journal, The Merit List and Frame Conclave. She is one of the Programme Curators at Arthshila Ahmedabad. Before that, she was the co-editor at Indian Architect & Builder. She pursued her studies from MS University and CEPT University. Over the years, her varied interests have engaged her in several teaching and curatorial programmes.

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