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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. It was built with an austere interior, a typical Le Corbusier design principle.
It was built for Manorama Sarabhai (sister of Chinubhai Chimanlal), who commissioned in 1951 to build a home for her growing family and was completed in 1955.
It is located on a verdant 20-acre park owned by Sarabhais. After taking into consideration the local climate conditions which are characterized by wide fluctuations of temperature and humidity, Corbusier decided on the vault as the villa's defining structure.
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