RIP, a Great Indian architect
June 19, 2015 4:51 PM   Subscribe

He was a prophet without imprimatur in his own city. Charles Correa, who passed away late on the night of 16 June, was among the great architects of our times. His institutional buildings across the world are all iconic. Yet, Mumbai, his lifelong home, boasts just one* residential tower designed by him – an irony as much as a travesty. Though the cubist Kanchanjunga is eye-catching, it’s still high-rise: a genre caustically savaged by this patron saint of low-slung architecture.

*The Guardian obit implies he designed two.
posted by infini (4 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Everyone I knew who studied architecture wanted to intern with him. My college roommate did, I believe.
posted by infini at 4:53 PM on June 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

posted by oceanjesse at 8:22 PM on June 19, 2015

posted by buffalo at 7:56 AM on June 20, 2015

I learned about him from this post. Thanks!
posted by persona au gratin at 12:56 PM on June 20, 2015

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