The front yard entrance of this Mill Valley residence designedby JosephAllen Stein shows the homes public area, acombination of living and dining rooms and kitchen
IN 1952, STEIN WAS INVITED BY PRIMEMINISTER NEHRU TO INDIA TO HEAD THE NEWLYFORMED ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNINGDEPARTMENT AT BENGAL ENGINEERINGCOLLEGE, CALCUTTA.STEIN ARRIVED IN INDIA ALREADY FORMED ASA MATURE AND SELF ASSURED DESIGNER ANDPLANNER AND IMMEDIATELY PLUNGED INTOMAJOR PROJECT BEING UNDERTAKEN IN WESTBENGAL- THE DUIRGA PUR TOWNSHIP,DESIGNED WITH BENJAMIN POLK, AN AMERICANARCHITECT LIVING IN CALCATTA.
.PURPORSE OF CONSTRUCTION OF INDIAN HABITATCENTER.
DESIGN CONCEPT OF INDIA HABITATCENTERTHE CREATION OF A GREEN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FORMS THEBACK BONE OF THE COMPLEX.THIS CONTRIBUTES TO THE URBAN LEVELFUNCTIONS AND ALSO CREATES A HEALTHY AND PLEASANT ENVIRONMENTFOR THE WORKING EMPLOYES
Did Mr Steininfluencearchitecture in therest of Delhi?
The view from Parikrama, the rotating restaurant just off Connaught Place,suggests he did not. The grey skyline dampens the grace of the colonial-eracorridor.
THE SLEEK JAWAHARLAL NEHRU STADIUM, TOWARDS THESOUTH, LOOKS LIKE A HAMBURGER.
TO THE NORTH, THE SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE CIVIC CENTRE, THE CITY’STALLEST BUILDING, IS A BRAZEN SHOW OF GLASS — THE GROWING POPULARITY OFGLASS IS BAFFLING IN A TROPICAL COUNTRY WHERE IT JUST TRAPS HEAT.