Charles Cor­rea in­spi­ra­tional de­sign strate­gies

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Charles Cor­rea’s vi­sion­ary work and deep un­der­stand­ing of the im­por­tance of cli­matic, de­mo­graphic and in­fras­truc­tural im­pli­ca­tions as well as that of com­mu­nity life and po­etry in ar­chi­tec­ture is time­less. It is as rel­e­vant and in­spir­ing to­day as ever and, as Charles Cor­rea did, we put a strong em­pha­sis on the cli­mate and en­vi­ron­ment, cre­at­ing smart in­fras­truc­ture and re­liev­ing con­ges­tion, as I just men­tioned, and our projects aim to fa­cil­i­tate com­mu­nity-build­ing by of­fer­ing spa­ces in which peo­ple can meet and spend their time with each other, by be­ing open to the out­side and wel­com­ing. Charles Cor­rea de­signed in a way that was ap­pro­pri­ate for each project’s lo­cal­ity, some­thing that we find im­por­tant as well. We iden­tify with his strong ge­om­e­try (see in Cor­rea’s Previ Ex­per­i­men­tal Hous­ing and Tara Hous­ing and WOHA’S Gil­stead Brooks) and ad­mire the way his de­sign draws on ver­nac­u­lar and cul­tural prece­dents. We have a mu­tual con­cern with the public sphere and public spa­ces and we share the ten­dency to have a seam­less tran­si­tion from in­door to out­door liv­ing.

To us, it makes no sense to de­sign her­met­i­cally sealed, glassy sky­scrapers for a trop­i­cal cli­mate which would need a lot of en­ergy to make life in­side com­fort­able. We aim to in­te­grate re­gion’s cul­ture, history and art into our project de­sign, in a way that is per­haps not al­ways ob­vi­ous at first glance, but that let peo­ple con­nect to the struc­ture on an emo­tional level be­cause it evokes fa­mil­iar­ity.

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