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Timeless quality

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Understanding mythic beliefs and expressing them in today's materials - that is the secret of building for success, Charles Correa tells the San Francisco Examiner (he has just given a lecture in the city). If you don't, then you end up with depopulated towns and mass building at low density in places like Central Valley, California's fastest-growing area, which has seen its population double in recent years. Correa's lecture spelled out the connection between culture and the best built forms, and showed his own melding of Modernist ideas with Tantric, Jain and Buddhist design concepts. 'Corbusier's work [at Chandigarh] is the work of a Mediterranean man, but he didn't use red tiles,' Correa notes. 'And Frank Lloyd Wright understood the aspirations of America and built for its future.'

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