Asian Games Village
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Architect Raj Rewal
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Location New Delhi, India   map
Date 1980 to 1982   timeline
Building Type multifamily housing
 Construction System concrete
Climate hot
Context urban
Style Modern
Notes Village imagery. Sequence of courtyards and gardens.
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Discussion Asian Games Village Commentary

"Drawing on earlier urban housing models, Rewal's Asian Games Village in New Delhi used a network of streets and squares with vehicular access at either end of the site. Its morphology resembles a traditional village, with cubic solids and voids that are characteristic of the Indian urban fabric (compare with cities such as Jaisalmer Old Delhi). They offer shade and yet remain vitally alive to the pressures and pleasures of the people who live there. Entrance gateways with linked upper terraces punctuate the sequence of courtyard and garden spaces."

— Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. p372.

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Sources on Asian Games Village

Sylvia Gottwald. "The Third Annual Review of Recent World Architecture", Architecture, September 1984, Volume 73 Number 9. exterior photo in among the buildings, p123.

Photos courtesy of Raj Rewal. PCD.2286.1012.0904.030. PCD.2286.1012.0904.028. PCD.2286.1012.0904.026. PCD.2286.1012.0904.025.

Dennis Sharp. Twentieth Century Architecture: a Visual History. New York: Facts on File, 1990. ISBN 0-8160-2438-3. NA680.S517. exterior photos, site plan, p372. — Available at Amazon.com

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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