Charles Correa, considered one of India's greatest architects, is celebrated for his post-war work in India in which he connects modernism with local traditions. Digital magazine, uncube, has dedicated a full issue to this renowned architect and includes reviews of the RIBA exhibition currently on view in London, a look at his most influential architectural projects, assesses his role as urbanist and planner, and an interview in which Correa reflects on his own career.
More after the break.
In the interview featured in uncube, Correa sits down with Rob Wilson. He discusses his inspiration for creating an architecture as a reflection of India, while maintaining a global relevance. Invention has been a dominant theme in Correa's work and he cites how Le Corbusier inspired his own work. Of Le Corbusier, Correa discusses how he showed the architectural world, and India specifically, how to "open a door into another landscape of [our] own making".
"Architecture has always had this mythical or metaphysical component," says Correa, "It's extraordinary that since the beginning of time, man has used the most inert materials, like brick and stone to express the invisibilia that move him."