The High Court of Le Corbusier [Chandigarh, India]

Chandigarh is one of the best places I’ve been in India. I haven’t seen much in India, honestly,  and here was my first meeting with architecture of famous Le Corbusier.

I’ll start sharing my impression of Le Corbusier and this amazing city with High Court. Might be it’s a bit strange to see it without colors, but I want to show the play of light and shade, volumes and voids.

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Umbrella of shelter.
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Magnificent  rhythm of elements.
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Cut-outs and niches establish a playful connection with the human scale.
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Protection from summer sun light and monsoon.

For visiting Capitol Complex you need to take your ID with you and register for exursion for 12 or 3 p.m. Sundays they are closed.

My Heroes [Noida.India]

Usually I do not post pictures of people, I more focused on architecture, details, landscape and everything I can learn for my original profession. But now I see, that I can learn much more from kids. I got a friend from slums and today we’ve visited local government school. These boys and girls seat on the floor with one book, they play in dust, but they do not complain. They are kids, but their eyes can tell much more.

My Heroes.

Agrasen ki Baoli in New Delhi [India]

Agrasen ki Baoli is a 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical step well — reservoir for water — in New Delhi, India. Originally it served a leisure purpose, as well as providing water.

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Love this space
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Light
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My groupmate from Mexico city

The water was falling down step by step and people could collect it the the main storage down the stairs. During monsoon the level of water increase, covering the half of the hight.

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Our professor Gunnar Hartmann

Unfortunately, nowadays stepwells are not used. The authorities during the British Raj found the hygiene of the stepwells less than desirable and had installed pipe and pump systems to replace their purpose.

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The main view at Agrasen ki Bowli

The importance of water to the locations in which they were found have been realized in recent decades, now that many communities in the area have scarcity of rain and water. The construction of these wells encouraged the incorporation of water into the culture where they were popular. These stepwells were proven to be well-built sturdy structures, after withstanding earthquakes in the range of 7.6 on the Richter scale.

Information is taken from Wikipedia for general overview.

Stairs of Lucknow [India]

The water tank steps opposite the clock tower in Lucknow just an amazing place to get lost in geometry and I just can’t imagine what is going on there during monsoon season. It must be full of water!

Agra Fort [India]

Couple years ago I’ve been reading the book «Shantaram» and thought that never ever I go to India. But now I am here and still can not believe in it. Already 3 weeks as I’m exploring this amazing country of contrast in everything. For now I want to share the beautiful Agra Fort, which I’ve visited in early morning and met the sunrise there. No people around, just me, rising sun and indescribable marble.

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carving
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arches
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sunrise 
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delicate
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the most amazing part of Agra Fort for me