École d'Art et d'Architecture, Chandigarh, India, 1950 - 1965
The two Colleges have similar layouts. Their studios and classrooms are grouped around interior courtyards. The buildings are severely oriented north and south, so that light enters from the north. The halls are separated by low partitions. Le Corbusier determined that these school complexes and the Museum had to be built of the reddish-brown brick that is common in India, or at least faced with this brick; in this way he sought to prevent buildings within sight of the Capitol from attracting too much attention from his prestige buildings of concrete.

Extract from Le Corbusier, Oeuvre complète, volume 8, 1965-1969
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École d'Art et d'Architecture, Chandigarh
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