Thứ Hai, 30 tháng 8, 2010

Charles Correa

Charles Correa, Kenneth Frampton, "Charles Correa"
Thames & Hudson | 1997 | ISBN: 0500092680 | 271 pages | PDF | 100 MB
The architectural and urban planning solutions of Charles Correa, the brilliant Indian architect, effectively combine traditional spiritual and symbolic themes with the environmental and cultural demands of a modernized society. They have gained him a global following. His projects have been as wide-ranging as they are impressive: low-rise, low-cost, high-density housing, entire townships and extensions to major cities, but also many individual buildings, such as the Gandhi Museum. In addition to the architect's own presentation of his ideas, Kenneth Frampton provides an overall assessment of his achievement, and this model study of an increasingly influential figure is completed by a detailed chronology and bibliography.

Not exactly for the weekend bird house builder. Charles has abilities beyond description. A must have for any enthusiast!

Summary: The best indian architect
Rating: 5

Everybody interested about architecture and India must read this book. Charles correa is a master architect that was able to mix a real contemporary style with the indian vernacular architecture. He is very concerned by the future development of the indian cities, some project show it very well. We can see in this book all the main project of his career in the first part with drawings and beautiful pictures. in the second part there is a cronological review of all his project build or not during his long career.

Summary: A wonderfully creative mind, a true archutect
Rating: 5

In this age of "fashionable" architectyure, it is rare to find someone who re-affirms the esential values of light, form and space, together with cultue, climate and appropriate technology.

Summary: excellent for undrestanding architecture in developing world
Rating: 5

work by chaerles correa is indeed very impressive.


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