In my search for trying to find Indian equivalents to western architects, I started off with Antoni Gaudi in my post a couple of days ago. I looked around for an Indian architect who may have done work that is in the spirit of Gaudi, but the first name to pop up at me through the recesses of my memory, is not that of an architect. It is the brilliant, insanely talented Nek Chand, a man who has had no formal training of any kind, yet all he had was a vision of recycling waste and creating a fantasyland. (Read all about him by clicking on his name)
Based in Chandigarh, his garden is now a public park and is a must see if you are ever in the parts. Truly surreal and true to the spirit of Gaudi, it is a celebration of art.
This video above brilliantly picks up on his amazing creativity and vision. In the continuation of this series, I will be profiling another brilliant private effort – this time in the west of India.
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