SAHARA Highlights: Mark Hinchman

by Jacqueline Spafford and Jeffrey Klee, SAHARA Co-Editors | Mar 07, 2019

This month’s Highlights feature the photography of Mark Hinchman, who teaches in the University of Nebraska College of Architecture and is a member of the SAH Board of Directors. Professor Hinchman’s teaching includes courses on interior design and global modernism. His thousands of contributions to SAHARA have focused on Asian architecture in the twentieth century, and these selections reflect that emphasis. Professor Hinchman’s photographs have enriched our collection in Malaysian and Cambodian architecture enormously but as these images illustrate, he has traveled widely in the Pacific Rim. 

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1 Hubbock
Arthur Benison Hubbock, architect, Kuala Lumpur Train Station, view of train shed and hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1911. Alam Bina, renovation and additions, 1986. Photograph by Mark Hinchman, 2013.

2 Groslier
George Groslier, National Museum of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1917. Photograph by Mark Hinchman, 2016.

3 Bawa
Bevis Bawa, Brief Garden, Bentota, Sri Lanka, 1929, view of lawn with statue. Photograph by Mark Hinchman, 2015.

4 Reveron
Paul Reveron, architect, and Vo Dinh Dang, builder, Dalat Train Station, Dalat, Vietnam, 1938. The design is closely based on a station in Deauville-Trouville, France. Photograph by Mark Hinchman, 2011.

5 Ahadobery
Father Ahadobery, St. Michael’s Church, Sihanoukville, Cambodia, 1962. Photograph by Mark Hinchman, 2017.

6 Molyvan
Vann Molyvann, architect, Independence Monument, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1962. This is Molyvann’s only historicist project. Photograph by Mark Hinchman, 2014.

7 Molyvan
Vann Molyvann, Olympic Stadium/National Sports Complex, with view of press booth, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 1964. The stadium can seat 60,000 people but never hosted the Olympic Games. Photograph by Mark Hinchman, 2014.

8 Condracki
Georges Condracki and Guy Lemarchand, Sihanoukville Railway Station, Sihanoukville, Cambodia, 1969. Photograph by Mark Hinchman, 2017.

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