Discuss the work of some contemporary architects who have built in a style which is distinctively Indian.
Some architects have succeeded in drawing on the heritage of the past to create a style of building, which is both contemporary and distinctively Indian. The first such example was the Asoka Hotel built in red sandstone in the Mughal style. In some other buildings the practice of using this synthetic architecture has been followed.
Le Corbusier’s High Court and Secretariat at Chandigarh are among the finest examples of his highly individual style.
The new generation of architects from India were influenced by his work, and the first schools of architecture were started by his students. Among the new architects, Correa and Doshi have adopted modernist forms to local climate and social requirements. Concrete and brick remain favoured material and an expressive use of architectural forms dominates many new buildings.
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