Institute to showcase wooden architecture

Institute to showcase wooden architecture

A LECTURE night titled "From Khmer Villages to Cities: Preservation of Wooden Houses" will be held this Friday at the Reyum Institute of Arts and Crafts.

The presentation will have two speakers, historian Darryl Collins and Hok Sokol. Collins's lecture will be in English, and Hok Sokol's presentation will be in English and Khmer.

Collins will focus on the development of traditional wooden architecture in Cambodia from the pre-Angkorian period through to the colonial development of Phnom Penh.

His lecture will explore the wooden prototypes that inspired many of the buildings in the colonial era and will also touch on urban development into the 1960s.

Hok Sokol, an architect and urban planner, will discuss the preservation of existing examples of wooden architecture.

Collins is the co-author, with Helen Grant Ross, of Building Cambodia: New Khmer Architecture 1953-1970.

Hok Sokol, a research assistant on the book, has documented and classified Khmer wooden architecture throughout Cambodia.

Reyum was founded in 1998 to promote, preserve and research traditional and contemporary Cambodian arts and culture.

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LECTURES When and Where
Time 6pm Friday, December 12
Place Reyum Institute of Arts and Culture, #47 Street 178, Phnom Penh

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