In The Center Georges Pompidou in Paris, we have been impressed by these wooden models of architectural visions of Indian architect Raj Rewal.
Born in 1934 in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India, Rewal became on of the most prominent Indian architects of the second half of the last century. Educated in New Delhi and London, Rewal worked at Michel Chards’s office in Paris before he founded his own studio in New Delhi in 1963. He is author of the large-scale urban projects such as Village for Asian Games or important civic buildings like National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore or Parliament Library in New Delhi and Pragati Maidan Exhibhition Centre. He was also interested in social housing and traditional Indian architecture.
His machinist and futurist visions connected with Indian decorative tradition, we can see in these wooden models he made and now are exhibited at Center Georges Pompidou in Paris.