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Magazine #11: Charles Correa

An interview with one of India's greatest architects

  • A Usable Art... Charles Correa in a wide-ranging interview with Rob Wilson 1 / 3  A Usable Art... Charles Correa in a wide-ranging interview with Rob Wilson
  • The Hindustan Lever Pavilion of 1961, was truly ahead of its time 2 / 3  The Hindustan Lever Pavilion of 1961, was truly ahead of its time
  • A gate at Jawara Kala Kendra, a multi-functional artspace in the city of Jaipur. 3 / 3  A gate at Jawara Kala Kendra, a multi-functional artspace in the city of Jaipur.

»Corbusier was not religious, but he had a profound sense of the sacred, the metaphysical – otherwise how on earth could he ever have designed Ronchamp?«


Charles Correa
and his work is celebrated in India and internationally – from his innovative work on housing to key urban projects such as the planning of Navi Mumbai. uncube interviewed him whilst he was in London for the exhibition celebrating his work at the RIBA, and talked to him about architecture as art, the “lovely sinister quality” of early Mies, and his admiration for the work of Le Corbusier, despite the drawbacks of Chandigarh when it comes to dealing with the Indian climate...

With a whole issue dedicated to this great designer, we have a lot more analysis and comment on his work, including in depth looks at specific projects, and his own tale of how he decided to become an architect because of a toy Hornby train set...

 

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