Capitol Complex

Kaimbwala-Sukhna Ecological Zone

May 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

A part of the CUL2014 proposal, an interdisciplinary group of students from Urban Design and Planning and Architecture developed a proposal for an ecological zone centered on Chandigarh’s [...]

Elements of Deruralization – Roads

May 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The road networks are indexed to the conditions of density. They also disclose the lines of transformation, where the rural is aspiring to the urban. As such, they are also the leading indicators of [...]

Figure Ground of the Capitol

May 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The figure-ground discloses three conditions – 1. At the center is the extremely low footprint of the Capitol Complex. This figure ground is, however, deceptive in part, because the Secreteriat [...]

The Conditions of Deruralization

May 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The current green cover and land uses clearly show the distinction between the lands of the Capitol Complex and its adjacencies (i.e Sector 1), and the rural hinterland to its North. While the former [...]

Hydrology IIIa

May 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Before the creation of Chandigarh, the local villages of the northern periphery were located right at the edge of the Shivalik Hills, or upstream in the river valleys on the meander terraces of the [...]

Hydrology III

May 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Shivaliks hills, seen here peeling off from the main mass of the Himalayan mountains, are in fact erosion hills created by the run off from the Himalayas. They are thus unstable ‘mounds’, [...]

Hydrology II

May 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The system of the Choes that determine the  the hydrology of the Chandigarh site, and of the Capitol and its northern periphery in particular. Note in particular that the choe on the right, which [...]

Hydrology I

May 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Shivalik Hills partition the hydrology of the Chandigarh site, affecting the ground condition of the Capitol and its northern periphery in particular. The Ghagger river and the tributaries of the [...]

The Shivalik Hills and the Plan

May 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

By placing the original plan on the inclined plain, with the full range of the Shivalik Hills in high relief, we can see how the local intermittent rivers carry on their work of breaking down the [...]

Assembly Model

August 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Here is a video of the dis-assembly of a model of Le Corbusier’s Assembly building. The model was made by a class of students in a seminar on Indian Modernism. I have matched the video to [...]
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