Archipel

Experience architecture!

Architects and studios: Maxwell Fry & Jane Drew 1-4 / 4

Lecture by Iain Jackson (GB)

Budafabriek - derde verdieping, Kortrijk

In Chandigarh they designed numerous housing types, as well as groundbreaking design school, colleges, hospitals etc. Post-Chandigarh they wrote two books about tropical architecture.

Exhibition Le Corbusier/Chandigarh : : Kortrijk/Eurometropole /2013

Budafabriek, Kortrijk

This exhibition shows the background story and the evolution of the modernist city of Chandigarh, exposes the real life in modernity through beautiful pictures, and let the Archipel travellers talk about their experiences and visions.

Lecture by Luc Deleu (T.O.P. Office)

Auditorium Oehoe, E1, Gent

A strong piece of European modernism in traditional India. In 1950, Le Corbusier designed a complete city. After the problematic partition of British India Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru wanted a new capital for the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana, “unhampered by the traditions of the past.”

Trip the Indian subcontinent /02/2013

Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh + Dhaka

Chandigarh was the reason for the architectural exploration trough a fraction of ‘the Indian subcontinent. What remains after this quest and takes root, is to have discovered the feeling of “essence”.

Maxwell Fry & Jane Drew

Maxwell Fry & Jane Drew were Englisch architects.
They worked in West Africa designing schools and universities, and with Fry and Pierre Jeanneret, on the housing at Chandigarh, the new capital of the Punjab. They designed buildings in Ghana, Nigeria, Iran and Sri Lanka. In London they did social housing, buildings for the Festival of Britain, and helped to establish the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Edwin Maxwell Fry (°2 August 1899 – †3 September 1987), was an English modernist architect. Originally trained in the neo-classical style of architecture, Fry grew to favour the new modernist style, and practised with eminent colleagues including Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret.

Joyce Beverly Drew (°24 March 1911 – †27 July 1996) was an English modernist architect and town planner. She qualified at the Architectural Association School in London, and prior to World War II became one of the leading exponents of the Modern Movement in London.