Otto Königsberger and Global Architectural Histories





Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


Otto Königsberger was a German émigré architect who worked as the state architect in princely Mysore in British India in the 1940s. Upon emigration to London in 1951, he subsequently became an educator of Tropical Architecture (1954-1971) at the AA School of Architecture. This paper examines how Otto Königsberger’s career can illuminate “global” as a paradigm in Modernist historiography.

How to Cite

Baweja, V. (2021). Otto Königsberger and Global Architectural Histories. Docomomo Journal, (63), 26–31.




Author Biography

Vandana Baweja, University of Florida

Associate professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. Her areas of research are – Tropical Architecture and Sustainable Architecture. She is a recipient of grants from the Florida Humanities Council and the GAHTC.


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