Charles Correa, legendary Indian architect, dies at 84
Born in 1930 in the southern Indian city of Secunderabad, Mr. Correa studied at St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai and then went on to attend theUniversity of Michigan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S. to study architecture.
“To work in India is the great advantage of life in the Third World. The issues are so much bigger than you are; they give you a chance to grow,” Mr. Correa wrote in his book ‘Housing and Urbanization.’
Charles Correa died at home Tuesday night in Mumbai, after a bout of brief illness (according to BBC news). He is known for the diversity and far-reaching quality of his work in India and elsewhere, including affordable housing, master planning, and high-profile academic and diplomatic... View full entry
"Great City...Terrible Place": A discussion on the urban future of India
India is currently the second most populated country in the world, closely following China, at 1.25 billion people. Around 30 percent of its inhabitants, roughly the population of the entire United States, live in urban areas that continue to grow. The astonishing numbers are proof of the... View full entry
Opulent examples of Goan architecture
A range of architectural styles evolved, but the purest examples of the Goan aesthetic share a few features: brightly painted exteriors; Hindu-style sunken courtyards in the center; and window panes made of oyster shells.
Abby Aguirre travels to Goa, to sample its distinctive Indo-Latin architecture including elegant former estates, turned laid-back guesthouses. This style of architecture features strong Portuguese, Mughal, and Indian influences.Those wanting to learn more about this syncretic architecture... View full entry
Aarvli Resort by Serie Architects Starts Construction in Goa, India
London/Mumbai-based firm Serie Architects has shared with us their latest project, Aarvli Resort, which just broke ground in India. Completion of the proposed eco-resort is scheduled for late 2013.