Norodom Sihanouk

New Khmer Architecture describes an architectural movement in Cambodia during the 1950s and 1960s, and blends Modern Movements with two Cambodian traditions: the grand tradition of Angkor, and the vernacular tradition of ordinary people’s houses. Norodom Sihanouk, King, Prime Minister, Head of State, composer, writer, poet and lyricist, filmmaker, interior designer, and patron of the arts, envisioned in 1953 Cambodia as a modern, developed country and an integral part of the world. This led him to modernize the country, from agriculture to infrastructure and industry, education to health care, tourism to the arts. Initially,Read More