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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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. We have lost our imagination as architects. Completed Projects Project Duration: But yes, i am still sad; to an extent. He focused on preserving the architectural identity; may it be through form or using elements of a particular belapjr style.

Also, houskng can be used to store goat, buffaloes etc. There will no more be any building like the ones he made or the types of building he was fond of. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Belapur incremental housing

Ci dispiace, il tuo blog non consente di condividere articoli tramite e-mail. Charles belapjr understood this meaning and gave the world many wonders. Verifica dell’e-mail non riuscita. A similar art museum building- Bharat Bhawan designed by him. He believed that the sky is a blessing and it makes you closer to gods and heaven, which is reflected in his designs with open-to-sky concept.

This site uses cookies. When you enter the building premises, the descending steps give a welcoming feel. He wanted all of them to live with harmony despite their differences. Posted by rosslabindia Filed in Charles Correa Tag: Please rotate your device for properly using Archnet.


It is based on the concept of the Navagraha, the mandala of nine planets; fundamental to Hindu astrology. Per ulteriori informazioni, anche sul controllo dei cookie, leggi qui: Please use another browser for the best experience with our site. Correa belspur avoided high-rise housing solutions, focusing instead on low-rise solutions that were according to the human scale and created a sense of community.

He worked on 6 basic principles: Belapur, New Bombay, India. Correa housig complained that architects are now getting too much dependent on the engineers, on mechanical systems. A grid of 9 planetary squares houses the galleries, theatres, museums and auditoriums, with the corner square rotated to create an entrance.

He even worked on low cost housing for the urban poor. Citation Khan, Hasan-Uddin, ed. We now want to go from where ibcremental started-mud walls and hut. Buildings which are responsive to the climate of place and needs of people.

We see an example of this in Belapur incremental housing.

Das, Media TransasiaDelhi,p. 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. He gave open sit out spaces with full provision of natural light and ventilation, unlike most flats designed today. They would soon perish. But even then, he focused on vernacular architecture and designed according to needs of the user.

Look at the image below, how with time, the house changed. To find out more, including how belapuf control cookies, see here: Stai commentando usando il tuo account Facebook.

Incremental Housing by Charles Correa Associates – Navi Mumbai

This project, located on six hectares of land about 2 km from the city centre of New Bombay, attempts to demonstrate how high densities persons per hectare, including open spaces, schools, etc can be easily achieved within the context of a low-rise typology.


All of this within a modern environment. The form and plans of these houses are very simple, so that they can be built and extended by traditional masons and craftsmen – thus generating employment in the Bazaar Sector of the urban economy i. One such example is the Belapur housing where space was provided for keeping the buffaloes.

The third part is an essay by Correa himself written especially for this bookwhere he explains his own concerns in his work.

He created voids and surfaces, beautifying the appearance and pleasing the eye without using expensive invremental. 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.

Invia a indirizzo e-mail Il tuo nome Il tuo indirizzo e-mail. One wonderful example is the cultural centre in Jaipur, the Jawahar Kala Kendra. In questa zona le colline scendono formando una serie di valli caratterizzate da ampie macchie di vegetazione. Notificami nuovi commenti via e-mail.

It opens itself slowly, letting you absorb and admire the very beauty of even small elements. Indeed, Charles has given us multiple great works for remembrance and inspiration. What can be better if you can get a home which also helps in income generation? Much to my dismay that I never got to know him personally.