Sunday, October 9, 2011

Insertion, Reorganization, Imperialism

Chandigarh is considered the first planned city in India. It was designed by Le Corbusier, a French architect, Matthew Nowicki, a Polish architect and Albert Mayer, an American urban planner. The buildings are meant to combine local culture with the Western European's idea of Modern Architecture. In fact, the buildings and the city itself are the actualization of Le Corbusier's ideals of modern urban planning that have little reference to their locality, except that the buildings are designed with the climate in mind.
The city currently has the highest per capita income in India, and it is considered to have the highest standard of human development.

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