Saturday, September 25, 2010

Documenting the past

An iconic Vann Molyvann building, the library at the Institute of Foreign Languages
With the focus on architecture this month in Phnom Penh, an exhibition that will highlight the work of the most talked about Cambodian architect, Vann Molyvann, will open at the French Cultural Centre (St 184) on Thursday 30th September at 7pm. The era of the New Khmer Architecture during the 50's and 60's has become a fascination for many, especially those in the Van Molyvann Project, as you might imagine. Many of Vann Molyvann’s most important buildings have been demolished and virtually all the original design documents are lost. The drawings, photographs and models in this exhibition aim to reconstruct a historical record of the original design intent of many of his projects. You can find out more about the project here.



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