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CHARLES CORREA PRESENTED BY:MANISH AGARWAL. tedsplans/pdf. 2 weeks ago Reply. Are you sure you want to Yes. Architect, planner, activist and theoritician, Charles Correa of India has earned his place as a major figure in contemporary architecture. His. Charles Correa. VISTARA: The Architecture of India e live in a world of manifest pheno- mena. Yet, ever since the begin- ning of time, man. ~~~~~~ has.

He uses his works as examples to point out the continuity of traditional Indian architecture in his works by adapting spatial typologies as well as borrowed metaphors locating them in the metaphysical 2 Projects recently finished by Correa by The variants of mandla diagrams that were used to programmatically structure buildings in the past included in the Vistara catalogue.

Festival of India catalogue. The festival would then continue across the United States for a year and over. The projects: One can see the surrounding site framed through the open pavilion-like building.

The only colour photograph for this project shows village women in their traditional attires visiting the ashram. Other photographs emphasize how shade is created amidst the harsh weather of Ahmedabad. Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Ahmedbad.

From Scenery to Landscape: Charles Correa by way of Buckminster Fuller

The hand drawn layout plan of the building against a beige background left. The only colour image of the project showing village folk in traditional attires The idea of the rural is immediately taken forward through a project executed during — the National Crafts Museum in Delhi. Glimpses of what one could expect in these courtyards are shown as vignettes of Indian art and artists to present to the viewer a journey through a typical Indian village.

In addition, the photographs create a spatial narrative passing from a temple to a palace that occur within a typical village. Most photographs are taken from a height below eye level — these suggest a strong relation of the building to the ground as well as its human scale. They try to re-create a quasi-village atmosphere.

Different courts adopt different elements from various villages across India and are strung together through a universal language of the square. National Crafts Centre, Delhi.

The photographs around showcase what one encounters while moving through these courts. Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal. The aaxonometric drawing expresses the features of the building merging with its surrounding site. The sketch becomes vital to explain the topology of space within the building which has no image, since it is submerged within the contours of the site.

This is reflected in the nature of the sketch which uses no outlines, but only grey planes forming the space, melting away with the white space of the book. The sketch significantly conveys the idea of the building without a defined boundary, united with its site. Much of the book illustrates works of the architect using their architectural plans and cross sections of buildings, which are simplified versions of actual drawings. Unlike his earlier publications where actual hand-drafted project drawings were presented, most drawings in this monograph are hand- sketched.

The undulating drawing lines not only relate to the older Indian artistic representations but also the traditional village building forms which are never a perfectly straight line; and impart a native character to the built forms. The undulating warps and wefts give character to the cloth, it echoes our culture. Harshraj Mane, one of the contributors of such drawings explains: Correa was referring to the hand-plastered walls of villages that do not have machine-finished crisp edges, instead evoke a sense of human involvement.

The sketched drawings taking inspiration from traditional art forms in India undoubtedly makes the works appear more rooted in the place. Although orthogonal forms dominate his architectural vocabulary, The JN Centre of Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore uses a distinctly curved wall that ties the entire design of the building.

The wall is punctured with large openings through which the outside is composed like picture frames. This framing of the outside from the inside is demonstrated through smaller photographs that are dispersed around the drawings on the page as if they would be seen in a journey.

The photographs are not particularly aligned to each other, but present a casually captured picture while wandering through the interstitial space along the curved wall, that is highlighted with grey. One notices for the first time, the use of squared windows and openings on the elevations of the building of JN Centre.

The use of earthy colours, square cut outs and the master plan based on Hindu temple plans. The use of certain Indian spatial typologies like the kund a sunken stepwell is seen to graphically influence the layout of the JNIDB project in Hyderabad.

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The plan forms of Indian temples that are derived from fractals of squares seem to reflect strongly in the site plan of the housing complex. The use of earthy reds and oranges, warm yellows and white colours in his buildings give them a tropical feel. The three grades of spaces — open, semi-open and closed are highlighted in different shades of grey for most projects. This may be for two reasons: The in-between space is a response to the local climate of India, and hence needs to be spaced between the served and serving space.

Housing & Urbanisation – Charles Correa

In the Indian context, the serving space is assumed to be the most active space of the building where much movement and intersection of people occurs. Therefore, the flow of this space is extremely important.

The demarcation of the flow of this space thus also brings out the continuity of experience within the building which otherwise gets frozen in a static photograph. The next few projects in the monograph are dedicated to hotels, offices and residential towers.

These are urban projects in which the earlier learnt interstitial space techniques are applied on larger scales.


The use of the pergola or the space-frame forming this interstitial space in an urban context is given importance in the pictures. An important section in the book deals with his planning projects — the New Bombay project being the most significant in his career. Accompanied by a text that charts the growth of the city, the photographs show contrasting landscapes of high rises and squatters pressing the need for setting up a new city.

Incremental planning, typological climate conscious space and housing typologies are studied through diagrams and validated through photographs.

The images presented here are from different parts of the country that show the way in which people use space as a resource. This completely revised MIMAR book examines Correa's work - which covers a wide range of architecture and urban planning - from when he started his own practice, to The book is divided into three parts.

The first is an essay by Sherban Cantacuzino in which he explores Correa's approaches to design with "open-to-sky space" in a warm climate and the involvement with trying to achieve equity in the environment through urban planning in India.

The second part of the book, by Hasan-Uddin Khan, illustrates the architect's work in four major sections - Early Work, Housing and Urban Planning, Resort Hotels, Public Buildings - through text, project descriptions and numerous photographs and drawings. A Chronological Lits of Works completes the section.

The third part is an essay by Correa himself written especially for this book , where he explains his own concerns in his work. Biographical and bibliographical information is also included. Under the Eaves: The Aga Khan: Builder and Patron: The Challenge of Pluralism: Projects in Canada.

Thumbnails On Off.From the outset, Correa and his collaborators adopted an approach that was modern but highly conscious of the deficiencies of modernist planning in the context of independent India. Correa was steadfast in his refusal to submit to the false dichotomy of the modern and non-modern. He uses ancient architecture vernacular, or traditional architecture in its essence only 1.

Photograph courtesy the Estate of R. A visionary plan for a fast-sprawling city, it was adopted by the state government of Maharashtra in Thumbnails On Off. Correa has so much influenced of Le the modular grid refres to moderism but he is somehow also inspiring this modular grid to ancient architectrue and verncaulr architecture. Education , Business , Technology. For Fuller, the scenery was the material of the world.

The sketch becomes vital to explain the topology of space within the building which has no image, since it is submerged within the contours of the site.