Villa Sarabhai

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Villa Sarabhai
General information
LocationIndia
AddressAhmedabad, Gujarat
Coordinates23°03′14″N 72°35′37″E / 23.053929°N 72.593609°E / 23.053929; 72.593609Coordinates: 23°03′14″N 72°35′37″E / 23.053929°N 72.593609°E / 23.053929; 72.593609
Completed1955
OwnerSarabhai
Design and construction
ArchitectLe Corbusier

Villa Sarabhai, or Villa de Madame Manorama Sarabhai, is a modernist villa located in Ahmedabad, India. Designed by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier, it was built between 1951 and 1955.[1] It was built with an austere interior, a typical Le Corbusier design principle.

History[edit]

The villa was built for Manorama Sarabhai, the sister of Chinubhai Chimanlal. She commissioned it in 1951 to build a home for her growing family, and it was completed in 1955.

Design[edit]

The villa is located on a verdant 20-acre park owned by Sarabhais.[2] Corbusier decided on the vault as the villa's defining structure after taking into consideration the local climate, which is characterized by wide fluctuations of temperature and humidity.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Architectural Origins Of the Carpenter Center | News | The Harvard Crimson". www.thecrimson.com. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  2. ^ Starbird, Pamela (2 January 2003). "Corbu in Ahmadabad". Interior Design. Archived from the original on 22 February 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2021.
  3. ^ Ubbelohde, Susan (2003). "The Dance of a Summer Day: Le Corbusier's Sarabhai House in Ahmedabad, India". Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. 14 (2): 65–80. ISSN 1050-2092. JSTOR 41758019.

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