CHARLES CORREA

INTRODUCTION
• Charles Correa was born in Hyderabad, India in 193O. • 1946-48 St. Xavier's college, University of Bombay; • 1949-53 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Bachelor of Architecture); • 1953-55 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge/Massachusetts with Richard Buckminster Fuller (master of Architecture).

PRACTICE
• He started his practice in 1956 with partners G.M. Butha & Assoc. in Bombay. • He started his own office from 1958.

PROFILE
• Architect, planner, activist and theoretician, Correa has emerged as a major figure in contemporary architecture world wide. • Correa's work in India shows a careful development, understanding and adaptation of Modernism to a non-western culture. • .From 1970-75, he was Chief Architect for 'New Bombay' an urban growth center of 2 million people, across the harbor from the existing city. •

• In 1985, Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi appointed him Chairman of the national Commission on Urbanization. • He has taught at universities both in India and abroad, including Harvard, Penn, Tulane and Washington Universities, and has been the Sir Banister Fletcher Professor at the University of London, the Albert Bemis Professor at MIT, and the Jawaharlal Nehru Professor at Cambridge.

Honors
1.1979 honour member American of institutes of Architecture, 2.1984 RIBA gold Medal, 3.1987 Indian of institutes of Architecturegold Medal, 4.1993 hon1our member RIBA, 5.1994 Praemium imperial Japan kind Association.

His projects
• The first important order of Correa is the memorial place for Mahatma Gandhi in Sangrahalaya with Ahmedabad (1958-63), an accumulation of buildings, grouped loosely around a central water yard, which integrate Gandhis house. • Meeting buildings (1951-58) in Chandigarh . • Administration building (1958-60) and the philosophical faculty (1959-60) the Vallabh Vidyanagar university in Anand.

• Twin houses in Bhavangar (1959) • The Hindustan Lever Pavillion (1961) on the exhibition sites of Delhi reveals all constructional possibilities of the concrete building method • Tube house in Ahmadabad (1962) • Cablenger township in Kota(1967) • Patwardhan houses in Pune (1967)

• Kanchanjunga apartments in Bombay(1970) • Suatter housing in Bombay (1973) • Malbar cement in Kerala (1973) • Tapa house in delhi (19775) • JNIDB in Hyderabad(1986) • CCMB in hyderabad (1986) • JNC at IISC in banglore(1990)

His books and publications

• Modernity and Community: Architecture in the by Kenneth Frampton, Charles Correa, David Robson, and Aga Khan Award for Architecture . • Himalayan Vernacular by Carl Pruscha and Charles Correa . • The New Landscape: Urbanization in the Third World by Charles Correa .

• Housing and Urbanization: Building Solutions for Peo by Charles Correa . • Magellan's Voyage Around the World by Antonio Pigafetta, Maximilian of Transylvania, Gaspar Correa, and Charles E. Nowell . • Matematica Uso Diario Para Dummies by Charles Seiter and Maria Mercedes Correa. • Housing & urbanisation by Charles Correa . • The value of place: Urban stategies for California's Central Valley towns by Charles Correa .

HIS FAMOUS BUILDINGS
A section of the Jawahar Kala Kendra arts centre (1986–92), designed by Charles Correa, in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

JAWAHAR KALA KENDRA

Charles Correa has completed his first major project in the United States on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working in collaboration with the Boston firm of Goody Clancy. The building reflects Correa's modern formalism and his interest in playing solids against voids, not only on the outside, but also in an interior courtyard. Correa's work is noted for its planar quality, which is very strong in the new MIT building.

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECNOLOGY

RESEARCH CENTRE
• At 411,000 square feet, MIT's Brain & Cognitive Center is the largest neuroscience research center in the world. And it's not your father's lab space. Designed by Charles Correa (with research spaces by Goody, Clancy & Associates), the Center has a breathtaking 90-foot tall, sunlit atrium, which provides natural light and a sense of openness to facilitate chance encounters between scientists, ideally prompting inspiration and collaboration

GANdHI ASHRAM

OLIVERS HOUSE

Located at 40 Roberts Street, this "Industrial Victorian" home is energy efficient and low maintenance with all the charm of a historic home.

• This house features: *2 bedrooms/ 2 bathroooms *Antique building materials *Hardwood interior walls *Radiant heat throughout *Custom kitchen cabinets *2 x 6 construction for added strength and insulation. • *Acid-washed concrete floor and hardwood floors *Corrugated poured-concrete foundation with distressed finish. • *Pebble dash stucco exterior walls (durable, historic style, attractive!) *Corrugated metal roof (longlasting, recyclable) *Highly energy-eficient Pella windows *Round tower with artistic details 2-story front porch with sunset view *Edible Landscaping *Access to community garden, hot tub and courtyard

HOUSES IN KERALA ,designed by correa.