Modern Architecture in Cambodia

March 29, 2012 · 14 comments

Most of the modern architecture in Cambodia leaves something to be desired. Across the countryside beautiful old wooden houses are being pulled down in favour of the more modern look.

Here are a two examples of buildings I have seen in the last few days.

Modern Cambodian house

This property clearly shows some of the new design methods that are being adopted here in Cambodia.

Blue tiles, bright green outside walls and pink and blue window frames. Pillars at the front of the house are commonly used by wealthy Cambodians to show their opulence, but it seems builders have begun to adopt this style on smaller properties too.

modern architecture in Cambodia 2

Here is another example of bright walls and a questionable design.  This could be the narrowest building I have ever seen. I mean, seriously?

Does anyone know what brought about this new style of building?


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