Conference on Contemporary Architecture – Beyond Corbusierism >> 14-16, Oct 2011 in Chandigarh

Le Corbusier’s architectural works in India added a new dimension to the Indian experience about sixty years ago. He radically transformed the status of the architectural profession and meaning of architecture for the Indian architects. His work and philosophy left an indelible mark on the footprints of the country’s Continue reading

Mill Owners’ Association Building, Ahmedabad

Brutalistic Surface of the building has lead to moss growth on the surface (front facade)
Front Facade – Brutalistic Surface of the building has lead to moss growth on the surface (Mimoa.eu)

ArchitectLe Corbusier 
Year of Completion: 1954
Image SourcesFlickr user DaveybotMimoa.eu and Flickr user Spackle

Le Corbusier is an iconic architect and continuing source of inspiration to everyone. He is the architect of not only many buildings but also India’s most well planned city, Chandigarh. His ideas were wildly innovative and never thought of before. He was invited by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to design Chandigarh in 1951, but he was also commissioned to design a few buildings such as Ahmedabad Museum. Here is the commentary for one his designs in Ahmedabad, the Mill Owner’s Association Building.

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