Out Now: OK – Otto Koenigsberger. Architecture and Urban Visions in India
OK – Otto Koenigsberger: Architecture and Urban Visions in INDIA
Editors: Tile von Damm, Anne-Katrin Fenk & Rachel Lee
© 2015 TAG Press, Liverpool / MOD Institute, Bengaluru/Berlin
Paperback, 115 pages, 59 images
Cat.No. MOD 001
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In memoriam Renate Koenigsberger (1919-2012)
The German-born architect Otto Koenigsberger significantly influenced India’s modern urban development around the time of Independence, first from his base in Bangalore, and later as Director of Housing in Delhi under Nehru. Having gathered nine years of experience working for the patriotic and ambitious pre-independence Princely Mysore State, during which time he cultivated an economically, culturally and climatically sustainable and locally rooted approach to architecture and planning, his focus shifted to developing innovative architectural and planning solutions to the refugee crisis that followed partition. His drive to integrate the architecture and planning discourse into the wider society also resulted in groundbreaking ventures in publishing and education. This book considers his legacy, considering how his visionary and practically oriented architecture and planning concepts remain relevant not only for Bangalore, but for urban development in India today.http://www.mod.org.in/
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Fenk / von Damm: Nextbangalore; in Revue Magazin, 2013
Lee: Marg Magazine: A Tryst with Architectural Modernity; in ABE Journal, 2013
Fenk / von Damm: Bangalore - Dimensions of a City; in: The Law of the Market, 2012
Fenk / von Damm: Was ist Stadt? Fragen an den indischen Urbanismusdiskurs; in: Gegenworte 26, 2011
Narasimhan / Fenk / Chattapadhyay: Space is the Yantra; in Urban Design 119, 2011