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Hydrology III

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

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

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

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

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 [...]

Retrospective: The Aging City

This film interviews some of the citizens of Chandigarh who have been around from the very beginning, from the 1950s, that is. Filmmakers: Warren Pope & Calvin Tandi [...]

Proposal for the Museum of Knowledge

As designed by Le Corbusier, the Capitol Complex is currently not completed. A fourth building, the Museum of Knowledge was planned to accompany the existing Secretariat, Assembly Hall and High [...]
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