Palais du Gouverneur, Chandigarh, India, 1950 - 1965
The Governor's Palace designed in April 1952, brought to light an unexpected architectural possibility: reflections from water. The distance which separates the Governor's Palace from the principal esplanade of the Capitol is so great, that it was feared that by optical illusion this distance would be disastrously increased. However Le Corbusier, by observing the play of reflections, particularly from a little mill in the village, confirmed that by his idea of arranging pools at different levels, he could preserve his precious visual relationships without contortion.

In this manner the imperative relationships between the objects of the landscape are maintained. Linking distant features is this mathematic, this exactitude, this strictness, which must, it seems, be the inherent quality of the architecture. There is no decorative conception, no decorative attempt, but the clearness of the intention and of the proportions.
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