Goa North And South, Architectural Travel Guide

Maanasi Hattangadi

Publisher Altrim Publishers

ISBN 9788494234262

Goa is an extremely biodiverse landscape nestled between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. It was colonised by the Portuguese until as late as 1961, an era which has left a strong mark on its contemporary patterns. The settlement fabric of Goa spreads out in a network of villages, with only a handful of urban centres. Its architecture is characterised by strong Indo-Portuguese influences and also shows traces of other European architectural styles. The looming balconies, red-tiled roofs, and traditional hues exist as a retrospective take on these influences. Yet in contemporary practices there is ample experimentation with materials like coconut wood, laterite, and mud.

150 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 18 cm, pb, English


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Goa North And South, Architectural Travel Guide