The Master Landscape Artists
The Tiles of India|July - August 2017
The Master Landscape Artists

Indian landscape architects have helped define and shape modern India through their work and design philosophy

Indian landscape architecture is evolving at a very rapid pace. The spectrums of projects are also getting more expansive and explorative. In this landscape architecture special issue, we bring to you the life and work of three famous names in the world of Indian landscape architecture. These expert craftsmen have defined a lot of what we know as modern India through their buildings, landscapes, sculptures and gardens in their own individual ways.

One of India’s best known architects, Charles Correa was a serious believer in the positive contribution of a person’s physical space to his or her life. He was a master designer with ambitions to make affordable housing a reality for everyone. Correa studied architecture at MIT in the US before returning to India in 1954. He pursued a design ideology that responded to the environment and climate, rejecting the Western euphoria for air-conditioning. Instead, he sought solutions that would exploit cool breeze and shade.

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July - August 2017