Illustration Map Sri Lanka Geoffrey Bawa Architect for Architectural Digest
The Architectural Digest India issue on Late Sri Lanka architect, Geoffrey Bawa. This year is actually his 100th birth anniversary. The editor has been working closely with the Geoffrey Bawa trust in Colombo to put this issue together. It’s a very in-depth issue with photoshoots of his buildings and gardens and a whole lot of international architects are contributing essays to the Bawa magazine issue.
Geoffrey Bawa’s Architecture is now considered to be iconic buildings dotted around Sri Lanka. His style leans on considered facades that are peppered with trees (because Bawa’s style, known as Tropical Modernism, is a mix of landscape and architecture. He loved the Frangipani tree)
Here is a full list of Map locations 1. House No 11, Colombo 2. Lunuganga / Geoffrey Bawa’s Country Estate 3. Villa Bentota 4. Club Villa 5. No 87 6. Bentota Beach by Cinnamon 7. The Claughton Bungalow 8. Avani 9. The Blue Water Hotel and spa 10. Heritance Ahungalla 11. Druvi De Saram House 12. Jayawardene House 13. Jetwing Lighthouse
The Double Page spread map needed to be vibrant and rich to visualise the tropical green and (ocean) blue of exotic Sri Lanka. The list of locations is plotted onto the map with the Geoffery Bawa architecture drawings given the most importance.
the right side of the map conveys the majority of the south side of Sri Lanka and the locations. In the contract, the left side of the map has much more empty space so that there is space for an itinerary and little notes on each of the locations.