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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.

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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 completed her undergraduate studies from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 2009 and graduated from the Master of Architecture programme at CEPT with a major in History, Theory, Criticism in 2019. Thereafter, she resumed her position as a partner at Matter, a practice based out of Goa. The studio currently is involved with several architecture projects and content initiatives such as ThinkMatter, an online portal, [IN]SIDE journal, The Merit List, Frame Conclave amongst others.
Before embarking on her independent practice in 2014, she led the editorial at Indian Architect & Builder magazine for five years. She has also taught as a Visiting Faculty at NITTE School of Architecture.
Over the years, her varied interests have engaged her in simple documentation projects and several cross-disciplinary publications and programmes as an independent writer and in other capacities.

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