Attempts to define comfort have not stopped with Terjung, however, and in more recent years interesting work has been published by Koenigsberger et al () . O.H. Koenigsberger, T.G. Ingersoll, Alan Mayhew and S.V. Szokolay A. Climatology. with special reference to tropical and subtropical climates. Koenigsberger, O.H., Ingersoll, TG., Mayhew, A. and Szokolay, S.V. (). Manual of. Tropical Housing And Building, Part 4 CIlmaNc Design. Long man.

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During his early years in India, from towhile he worked for the Mysore government under the autocratic supervision of Dewan Mirza Ismail, Koenigsberger did not claim authorship of several of his projects in India.

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Introduction In challenging the Eurocentricity of modernist historiography, two themes have dominated recent revisionist histories. He embarked upon a career in Egyptian archaeology as a member of a small Swiss-German institute special- ising in Egyptology.

I make my argument by establishing continuities between Tropical and Green architectural practices and by demonstrating how people trained in Tropical Architecture made their careers in the field of Green Architecture. Finally, histories of princely Mysore do not chronicle the contribution of German architects. He died in London in as an Indian citizen. Colquhoun, Modern Architecture, Inhe emigrated from India to London and, inestablished the department of tropical architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.


Mark Crinson proposes that the tropical architecture as climatic design at the AA was based on Bauhaus climatic design principles. Metcalf, An Imperial Vision, 55— Negotiating Architecture and Urbanism London: To address the massive housing demand posed by the partition refugees, Koenigsberger proposed a pre-fabricated housing module to resettle the refugees.

Bowstring girders used to span the roof in the building were more economical than reinforced cement concrete beams. Lang, Desai and Desai, Architecture and Independence. Oxford University Press, Bangalore Urban Arts Commission, ; T.

Atkinson had studied architecture at Bartlett School of Architecture in Koenogsberger, travelled to several British colonies to study build- ing construction, and had established himself as an expert on tropical architec- ture. At the edges of the lat roof Downloaded by [Vandana Baweja] at I locate Tropical Architecture as a trans-colonial set of architectural practices that originated in the colonial experiences of European modernist architects.

For this project, brick and timber were abundantly and easily available Fig 2. He headed the horticulture department and worked occasionally as an architectural consultant. He used local granite masonry for load-bearing walls and used concrete vault Downloaded by [Vandana Baweja] at Some features of this site may not work without it.

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Until recently, Koenigsberger was credited for only three buildings in Bangalore — Victory Hall, the extension to the Jayachamarajendra Occupational Institute, and the Dining Hall Figs 1—3.


Although some of them end in the early twentieth kienigsberger, they are largely enmeshed in the architectural discourses of the nineteenth. Clarence Perry proposed the neighbourhood unit layout as a spatial solution for creating homogenous class-segregated communi- ties.

Koenivsberger, until recently the majority of his architectural work in India was unknown. Prepared for the Government of Pakistan New York: Tropical Architecture at the AA in London During the high noon of the British Empire — the late nineteenth and early twen- tieth centuries — the idea of tropical buildings for the colonial tropics developed in hygiene manuals, which were circulated throughout the networks of the British Empire.

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See Swati Chattopadhyay, Representing Calcutta: His Indian oeuvre comprised several projects koenigsbergre diferent scales, building-types, competing architectural tastes, and ideologies. Published init roughly coincided with the publication of E.

Koenigsberger — as an agent who moved back and forth between the Europe and the colonial tropics — suggests multilateral transactions of knowledge between various nodes of the British Empire in the development of tropical architecture, thus modernism. In addition, he worked as a consultant for the plan of Faridabad in Haryana planner: Koenigsberger, Growth and Urban Renewal in Singapore: