The National Assembly in Dhaka

Cosmos and State

The National Assembly in Dhaka

The National Assembly in Dhaka

Cosmos and State

William Curtis 
28/02/1993


Louis Kahn can be considered one of the few architects of the 20th century to have been able to address with dignity the problem of the monument, and perhaps the most enlightening example of this is the Capitol in Dhaka. William Curtis analyzes it in detail, pointing out its character as a masterful synthesis between western and eastern tradition, between vernacular and monumental, between universal and local, aspects which help make this building a symbolical microcosmos of power, reflecting the post-colonial aspirations of a young state…[+]


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