Architect, planner, activist and theoritician, Charles Correa of India has earned his place as a major figure in contemporary architecture. His. Belapur is a new node in Nerul some two ki- houses surrounding an open space of 12 x 12 lometres . “open-to-sky” space for incremental extensions.” Phase II. studente: Marianna Tisselli INTERVENTO: Belapur Housing ANNO: LUOGO: Belapur, New Bombay, India. LOCALIZZAZIONE.

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This completely revised MIMAR book examines Correa’s work – which covers a wide range of architecture and urban planning – from when he started his own practice, to Nevertheless, a feeling that is only associated with Charles and his buildings is still alive, at least for now.

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But even then, he focused on vernacular architecture and designed according to needs of the user. Per ulteriori informazioni, anche sul controllo dei cookie, leggi qui: The least I can do to show my admiration and respect for the man is to tell readers about what he did that affected our lives or what can we learn from him and apply in our designs.

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We now want to go from where we started-mud walls and hut. What can be better if you can get a home which also helps in income generation? Because with his death, not only a person died, but, a style died, an aroma died.

The second part of the book, by Hasan-Uddin Khan, illustrates the architect’s work in four major sections – Early Work, Housing and Urban Planning, Resort Hotels, Public Buildings – through text, project descriptions and numerous photographs and drawings.


He worked on 6 basic principles: Belapur, New Bombay, India. Please use another browser for the best experience with our site.

Verifica dell’e-mail non riuscita. He believed in improving the present slums into urban districts gradually, rather than demolishing and rebuilding. He wanted all of them to live with harmony despite their differences.

Look at the image below, how with time, the house changed. A friend of his used to say, that the hippy is sending us a signal: Menu Skip to content Home About Contact. He gave open sit out spaces with full provision of natural light and incrementak, unlike most flats designed today.

A similar art museum building- Bharat Bhawan designed by him.

Belapur incremental housing | Sensing Architecture

We see an example of this in Belapur incremental housing. Correa often complained that architects are now getting too much dependent on the engineers, on mechanical systems. Architecture is no doubt a never-ending and continuous quest for comfort and design. The site plan is generated by a hierarchy of community spaces, starting with a small shared courtyard 8m x 8m around which seven houses are grouped.

The first is an essay by Sherban Cantacuzino in which he explores Correa’s approaches to design with “open-to-sky space” in a warm climate and the involvement with trying to achieve equity in the environment through urban planning in India.

Belapur incremental housing

One hoysing example is the cultural centre in Jaipur, the Jawahar Kala Kendra. All of this within a modern environment. Posted by rosslabindia Filed in Charles Correa Tag: These houses cover almost the entire social spectrum from squatter families to the upper income brackets – yet, in order to maintain the fundamental principle of Equity, the sites themselves vary in size only marginally from 45 sqm to 70 belaupr.


Charles truly understood this meaning and gave the world many wonders. Das, Media TransasiaDelhi,p. Much to my dismay that I never got to know him personally. Correa usually avoided high-rise housing solutions, focusing instead on low-rise solutions that were houzing to the human scale and created a sense of community.

But yes, i am still sad; to an extent. Ci dispiace, il tuo blog non consente di condividere articoli tramite e-mail. We have lost our imagination as architects. They would soon perish. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Buildings which are responsive to the climate of place and needs of people. He even worked on low cost housing for the urban poor. Furthermore, they do not share any party-walls with their neighbours – which makes these houses truly incremental, since each family can extend their own house independently. Questo sito utilizza cookie. Also, it can be used to store goat, buffaloes etc.

Rispondi Annulla risposta Scrivi qui il tuo commento It opens itself slowly, letting you absorb and admire the very beauty of even small elements. Though, we also know that he designed Kanchenjunga apartments-a 32 storey high rise building. This site is adjusted only for velapur mode. He designed buildings that were used by a wide variety of public; people of different caste, religion, rich or poor.