While orthodoxy was consolidating its hold on modern architecture in the 1930s, fresh new ideas from the periphery began to widen and question its limiting vocabulary. This study looks at projects emerging before the end of that decade that paralleled the much publicized work of Le Corbusier and Brazilian innovators in developing ideas for taming the sun in warm climates. The story focuses on a forgotten speech given in Rangoon which enthused about a soon to be forgotten but effective method of solar control and triggered a yearning for architecture widening its scope to engage with attributes of national identity.

About 2020 research webinar series

The School of Architecture presents the 2020 Research Webinar Series.


School of Architecture
(The webinar will be recorded)
Research Zoom Room: https://uqz.zoom.us/j/93068997815