Famous building artist--Charles Coria

Charles Coria, born in India in 1930, studied architecture at the University of Michigan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After graduating in 1958, he established an architectural firm in Mumbai, India, and began to practice independently. In nearly 40 years of architectural practice, Charles Coria has focused on the close integration of architecture and urban planning, and is committed to solving the problems of people's lives brought about by development in third world countries, as an architect, planner, activist And theorists, most of his designs are in India, ranging from the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, the Bhopal National House, to the town planning and low-cost public in several major Indian cities such as Delhi and Mumbai. housing. From 1970 to 1975, Charles Coria was the chief architect of the Maharashtra City Industrial Development Corporation, responsible for the “New Mumbai” plan, hosting a population of 2 million and developing across ports based on the status quo. The city center construction project was commissioned by the former Prime Minister Rajmi Gandhi in 1985 to serve as the chairman of the National Urban Construction Department. Charles Coria has made great achievements in the development of the third world of urban development and low-cost housing. Time magazine published his work on architecture and planning in India and nominated him as the world's 150 new neighbors in 1974. Cover character. In 1972, Charles Coria received the Indian President’s award at the Padma Hilary Award; in 1979 he was accepted as an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects. In 1984, he received the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the UIA Robert Mathew Award for his contribution to improving the quality of human settlements; the Gold Medal of the Indian Institute of Architects in 1987; the Gold Medal of the International Institute of Architects in 1990; 1994 Received the Royal Prize of Japan in the year; won the Gold Award of the International Institute of Architects in 1990; received the Royal Prize of Japan in 1994; and won the Akashhan Architecture Award in 1998. Charles Coria draws on the essence of folk architecture and construction techniques. “He incorporates artistry and humanity into his architecture. The work highly reflects the local context and cultural environment. The combination of large-scale geometric shapes and a large number of local materials. Encourage the public while being gracious, whose works do not show off wealth and power, but show ordinary emotions and care for people and love for life." (International Construction Association comment) He has participated in many international building assessment committees and was one of the jury members of the Agakhan Award of the Architectural Promotion Association from 1977 to 1986. Charles Coria's architectural design, urban planning and low-cost residential design projects have been published in many architectural journals and books. He has taught at home and abroad and has taught at prestigious universities such as Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Washington. He is a professor at the University of London, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Cambridge. He was awarded the University of Michigan. Honorary Doctor.