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Charles Correa

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Works Bharat Bhavan, arts complex, at Bhopal, India, 1982

Kanchanjunga Apts, at Bombay, India, 1970 to 1983.

Biography Charles Correa

(b. Hyderabad, India 1930)

Charles Correa was born in Hyderabad, India in 1930. He studied at the University of Michigan and Massachusetts Institute of Technology after which he established a private practice in Bombay in 1958.

Correa's work in India shows a careful development, understanding and adaptation of Modernism to a non-western culture. Correa's early works attempt to explore a local vernacular within a modern environment. Correa's land-use planning and community projects continually try to go beyond typical solutions to third world problems.

During the 1970s and 1980s Correa has worked on larger projects for which he used a fuller semiotic approach. An international lecturer and traveler, he was awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 1984, the Aalto Medal, and the UIA Gold Medal in 1990.

References
Dennis Sharp. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture. New York: Quatro Publishing, 1991. ISBN 0-8230-2539-X. NA40.I45. p40.

Resources Sources on Charles Correa

"", by Michael J. Crosbie, ArchitectureWeek No. 296, 2006.0726, pD1.1.

"", by Charles Correa, ArchitectureWeek No. 22, 2000.1011, pN1.1.

Charles Correa. Charles Correa, Kenneth Frampton, Harles Correa (Contributor). Thames & Hudson (October 1997). ISBN 0500092680.   Available at Amazon.com

  

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