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Christopher Charles Benninger. K likes. Born and brought up in America in an Academic and Artist family, Prof. Christopher Benninger is one of India’s. Christopher Charles Benninger Architects is a place of excellence in design. The team headed by Christopher Benninger has always functioned as a studio. Christopher Charles Benninger Architects ••• Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies / Christopher Charles Benninger Architects. –

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Overview Projects Followers Offices. The specific problem is: Want to see more like this? Benninger guided the planners of the Katenga Regional Development Authority in their design of the new economic region in Terengganu, an emerging region in the North-eastern region of Malaysia.

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I sought seclusion from the mundane, boring context created by a consumer society. This was the first shelter program funded by the Government of India for the economically weaker section of society. Chhristopher was influenced by the group’s founder, Constantinos Doxiadis who led the Ekistics movement. Thus, travel became my mode of exploration: On the invitation of B.

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This fharles was last edited on 15 Augustat That first induction into this great society turned all my learning at MIT and Harvard University up-side-down, resulting in journal articles challenging the ideas of my American professors.

Contact Brand Follow Then came the beepers, film cassettes, Walkman music systems, the Internet and smart phones.

Retrieved 17 September Business Week called the Mahindra United World College of India one of the ten super structures of the world in the year Around these core facilities low income families could construct their own houses.

My teachers and my gurus inspired me! Maha Metro — on the Right Track. Doshiin he resigned from his tenured post at Harvard and shifted to AhmedabadIndia as a Ford Foundation Advisor to the Ahmedabad Educational Society, where he founded the School of Planning. Repeat and unorganized info Please help improve this article if you can. I learned that books were the vehicles in which one could travel chrles discovery, and as a boy I voraciously began to collect books on topics that fascinated me and intrigued me, discovering real gurus under whom I could study and learn.


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In this model of thought and conduct there were not grey areas, there was only black and white! Subscribe to Archello’s newsletter. With the advent of institutional housing finance in India he created a unique neighborhood of small ground level houses for about five hundred households in JamnagarGujarat.

Christopher Charles Benninger Architects has its work bases in India and branches overseas. Over several years he was recognised as one of the top ten architects in India by Construction World Magazine.

This approach brought sanitation, potable water, electricity, storm drains, paved lanes with street lighting and community services to millions of low income citizens of Kolkata. In my universities, I sought the truth ; I wanted to know what was right and what was wrong!

Benninger’s best known architectural works are a cluster of academic and educational campuses in the mountainous region between Mumbai and Pune in India. One must see real buildings and structures and to read of their history, the conditions of the people who created them, and the societal needs and forces that generated them.

While in Ahmedabad he innovated the concept of Site and Servicesan approach christpoher housing providing access to shelter via developed small plots, allowing poor families to construct their own charless, according to their means.

In —79, using funding from the Housing and Urban Development Corporation HUDCOhe built a township for low income households at Yusafguda, in Hyderabad with over two thousand houses, public amenities and shopping centres. The Kochi Refineries Headquarters Building won the award as one of India’s two best office buildings insponsored by the Indian Architect and Builder “awards for working spaces”. In recognition of his contributions to the architectural and planning professions in India, Christopher Charles Benninger has chrietopher honoured as the first recipient of the RED Recognition of Excellence chxrles Design Award In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia’s quality standards. In he was engaged by the Asian Development Bank to author their position paper on Urban Developmentarguing successfully the case for extending financial assistance to the urban development sector.


Born in Hamilton, Ohio in as the second of two children, Benninger grew up in Gainesville, Floridawhere his father was a Professor at the University of Florida. Teachers like Jose Luis Sert overpowered me with their concepts and benninged exciting visions opened insights into my own possible future. There are twenty five professional architects, urban designers, urban planners, landscape architects, interior designers and engineers working in the two studios at Pune in Western India and at Thimphu, Bhutan.

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They showed me, which features of my intellect and of my own personality were unique and would be my strengths to build a life upon. This was the first project of the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority and provided owners with road access, street lights, storm drains, electricity and sanitary cores. He is a PIO cardholder, and an Indian taxpayer. Christopher Charles Benninger Architects is a place of excellence in design.

This was the christophed RED award given in India. CCBA offers comprehensive architectural services from design through supervision. I grew up as a child in the world of the radio. Christopher Charles Benninger Architects. I came to India in studying shelter typologies, amazed to see how people survived in slums, chawls, and small apartments carved from old buildings.

This Award was sponsored jointly with the American Institute of Architects. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Benninger’s planning work includes development plans for six regional capitals in Sri Lanka beenninger, three new towns in Bhutanthe Development Plans of Kalyan and Thane in the Mumbai Bneninger Regionthe plans for twenty-eight urban centres in Madhya Pradesh and the Capital City of BhutanThimphu.

For the World Bank and the Madras Urban Development Authority he designed over 20, such units in four locations, the largest being at Arambakum in Chennai. A Bengali and a Japanese translation is under preparation.