Otto Königsberger and Global Architectural Histories
Vandana Baweja

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.

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Tropical architecture, Modern diaspora, Design with climate, Otto Königsberger, Indian modern architecture.

Issue 63
Year 2020
Pages 26-31

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