Spatial and typological inventiveness is one of the most important characteristics of Correa’s built as well as unbuilt works. The playful reformulations presented here invite viewers to explore the width of ideas hidden in several of Correa’s projects.
Nine such ideas are articulated here in the form of puzzles: Inside-outside Continuum, Upstairs-downstairs vertical Continuum, Building-Painting Continuum, Incremental and geometric progression, Empty Centre, Making of new ground, Multiplying / humanising possibilities of infrastructure, Making a grid into a labyrinth and Multiplication / replication of same elements to create new experience. The Spatial Puzzles are developed as provocations and are based on many of Charles Correa’s buildings – Tube House, Artist Village, Hindustan Pavilion, Jawahar Kala Kendra, Gandhi Ashram, Bharat Bhavan, Kanchenjunga, Kala Academy and City Centre Mall.
Puzzle 1: Making a Grid into a Labyrinth
Puzzle 2: Space-Painting Continuum
Puzzle 3: New Ground
Puzzle 4: Inside-Outside Continuum
Puzzle 5: Empty Centre
Puzzle 6: Upstairs-Downstairs Continuum
Puzzle 7: Geometric Progression for Incrementality
Puzzle 8: Repetition & Multiplication of same elements for new experiences
Puzzle 9: Humanizing / Multiplying possibilities of infrastructure
These works are an invitation to explore space using Charles Correa’s strategies.