New Khmer Architecture: Modern Architecture Movement in Cambodia between 1953 and 1970

Authors

  • Pen Sereypagna

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/57.A.UHKJCPEU

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

This essay will exam the Modern Movement in Cambodia through architecture, known as New Khmer Architecture, from 1953 to 1970, that has distinct continuum characteristics from vernacular architecture, like other Modern Movement architecture in Southeast Asia, because of socio-political movements and cultural engagement.

How to Cite

Sereypagna, P. (2017). New Khmer Architecture: Modern Architecture Movement in Cambodia between 1953 and 1970. Docomomo Journal, (57), 12–19. https://doi.org/10.52200/57.A.UHKJCPEU

Published

2017-11-01

Author Biography

Pen Sereypagna

(b. Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1989). Freelance architect and urban researcher based in Phnom Penh City. He holds a bachelor degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA), Phnom Penh. He is currently the director of The Vann Molyvann Project.

References

DARAYUTH, Ly; MUAN, Ingrid (ed.), Cultures of Independence: An Introduction to Cambodian Arts and Culture in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Phnom Penh, Reyum Publishing, 2001.

MOLYVANN, Vann, Modern Khmer Cities, Phnom Penh, Reyum Publishing, 2003.

ROSS, Helen Grant; COLLINS, Darryl Leon (ed.), Building Cambodia: ‘New Khmer Architecture’ 1953-1970, Bangkok, The Key Publisher Ltd., 2006.

The Vann Molyvann Project: www.vannmolyvannproject.org

Khmer Architecture Tours: www.ka-tours.org