Charles Correa’s architectural creations

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Charles Correa in 2012. Born on 1 September, 1930, Correa is billed as ‘India’s greatest architect’ for a spectacular career spanning almost 5 decades. He died in Mumbai on Tuesday evening after a brief illness. He was 84 at the time. AFP
1/8Charles Correa in 2012. Born on 1 September, 1930, Correa is billed as ‘India’s greatest architect’ for a spectacular career spanning almost 5 decades. He died in Mumbai on Tuesday evening after a brief illness. He was 84 at the time. AFP
British Council on K.G. Marg in New Delhi. Built between 1987-1992, the building is made with red sand stones, while the sculptures are made with black rock. HT
2/8British Council on K.G. Marg in New Delhi. Built between 1987-1992, the building is made with red sand stones, while the sculptures are made with black rock. HT
Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 1963. This memorial museum is located in the ashram where Gandhi lived from 1917 to 1930. Correa used modular units 6 metres x 6 metres of reinforced cement concrete  to reflect the simplicity of Gandhi’s life. Hardik jadeja/Wikimedia commons
3/8Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 1963. This memorial museum is located in the ashram where Gandhi lived from 1917 to 1930. Correa used modular units 6 metres x 6 metres of reinforced cement concrete to reflect the simplicity of Gandhi’s life. Hardik jadeja/Wikimedia commons
Ismaili Centre, Toronto, 2014. Correa’s vision was to create a building that responds to the traditions of Islamic architecture in a contemporary way using modern materials. JohnOyston/Wikimedia Commons
4/8Ismaili Centre, Toronto, 2014. Correa’s vision was to create a building that responds to the traditions of Islamic architecture in a contemporary way using modern materials. JohnOyston/Wikimedia Commons
Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, 1993. Correa’s plan invokes the original navagraha or nine house mandala plan of Jaipur city prepared by Maharaja Jai Singh in 17th century based on the ancient Vedic science of the nine planets. Sanyam Bahga/Wikimedia Commons
5/8Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, 1993. Correa’s plan invokes the original navagraha or nine house mandala plan of Jaipur city prepared by Maharaja Jai Singh in 17th century based on the ancient Vedic science of the nine planets. Sanyam Bahga/Wikimedia Commons
The MIT Brain and Cognitive Science Centre in USA was built in 2005. A triumph of urban design and engineering, the complex sits on top of an active freight rail corridor and is built around a soaring five-story atrium. Photo courtesy charlescorrea.net
6/8The MIT Brain and Cognitive Science Centre in USA was built in 2005. A triumph of urban design and engineering, the complex sits on top of an active freight rail corridor and is built around a soaring five-story atrium. Photo courtesy charlescorrea.net
The Champalimaud Center of the Unknown in Belem, built in 2013 on the outskirts of Lisbon, is a state-of-the-art facility for research and diagnostics. AFP
7/8The Champalimaud Center of the Unknown in Belem, built in 2013 on the outskirts of Lisbon, is a state-of-the-art facility for research and diagnostics. AFP
The Belapur Incremental Housing in Belapur, Navi Mumbai, built in 1986, was a perfect example Correa set for how high population densities can be accomodated in low-rise houses too. Photo courtesy charlescorrea.net
8/8The Belapur Incremental Housing in Belapur, Navi Mumbai, built in 1986, was a perfect example Correa set for how high population densities can be accomodated in low-rise houses too. Photo courtesy charlescorrea.net
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