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PHILIP JOHNSON (1906-2005)

WORKS IN INDIA
(National center for the performing arts, Mumbai)
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https://www.architectural-review.com/rethink/reputations-pen-portraits-/philip-johnson-1906-2005/8627000.article

All architecture is shelter, all great architecture


is the design of space that contains, cuddles,
exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space

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Philip Johnson (1906-2005) was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1906
Johnson had been client, critic, author, historian, museum director.

He co-authored the influential book, THE INTERNATIONAL STYLE, which introduced the
techniques of the Bauhaus to America.

PHILIP JOHNSON: THE ARCHITECT IN HIS OWN WORDS Own book


Source : http://www.pritzkerprize.com/biography-philip-johnson

Works

The Glass house,


New Canaan
1949-1955

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Seagram, New york (1956) AT & T Building, Manhattan (1984)

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Source : https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/philip-johnson-architecture-buildings

Crystal Cathedral, California (1980) Lipstick Building, Manhattan (1986)

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PHILOSOPHY

promoted of the International Style.


later, on postmodernist architecture.

designing public buildings and skyscrapers of glass and steel.


Minimalism.

Johnson argued that the new modern style maintained three formal principles:

an emphasis on architectural volume over mass (planes rather than solidity)


a rejection of symmetry
rejection of applied decoration.

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Philip_Johnson

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WORKS IN INDIA
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai.
Source : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Centre_for_the_Performing_Arts_(India)

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) is a multi-venue,


multi-purpose cultural Centre in Mumbai, India, which aims to promote and
preserve India's heritage of music, dance, theatre, film, literature and
photography.

The Centre was founded in 1969 by JRD Tata and Dr. Jamshed Bhabha.

NCPA COMPLEX
Area - 32,000 square meters
(340,000 sq.ft)

Includes,
Jamshed Bhabha Theatre.
Tata Theatre.
Experimental Theatre.

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Site layout

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The NCPA was built on land reclaimed from the sea.

LOCATION :Niraman Point on NCPA marg


ARCHITECT :Ar. Phillip Johnson.
BUILDING TYPE: Institution
SITE AREA : 8 acre

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Also,

Piramal Art Gallery.

Reading and listening libraries.

Studio for archival documentation of dance, drama and music

Teaching and research block.

Computerized music research laboratory.

Audio-visual archival vault with over 4,000 hours of recording and


theatre research material, and a computerized databank for easy
retrieval.

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JAMSHED BHABHA THEATRE
Carrara marble is a type of white or blue-
SEATING CAPACITY grey marble of high quality, popular for use
Total capacity- 1109 seats in sculpture and building decor. It is quarried in
the city of Carrara located in the province of
Massa and Carrara in the Lunigiana, the
STAGE
northernmost tip of modern-day Tuscany, Italy.
Stage entry
From east & west foyer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrara_marble
Size 23.7m (w) x 14.6m (d) (Behind house-curtain)
Top-of-stage from 1m auditorium level

GROUND FLOOR (LEVEL 0)


Area 930 sq.m.
FIRST FLOOR (LEVEL 1)
Area 465 sq.m.
MUSEUM
Area 165 sq.m.

The Carrara marble foyer at


the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre

http://www.hindustantimes.com/art-and-culture/insider-s-guide-to-ncpa-in-mumbai/story-AKS2Sxrpt8GJ5UCOeMMrfP.html

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every seat is optimal to view the performance.

https://img1.10bestmedia.com/Images/Photos/77108/p-national-performing-arts-centre_54_990x660_201406011358.jpg

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TATA THEATRE
SEATING CAPACITY STAGE
Total capacity -1010 seats Size 9m (d) x 17.5m (w) at its maximum width:

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http://ncpamumbai.com/venue/tata-theatre
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SEATING CAPACITY
285 seats maximum (variable) EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
STAGE
9.7m (w) x 7.3m (d) x 0.7m (h) maximum

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SEATING CAPACITY
185 seats DANCE THEATRE GODREJ
STAGE
9m (w) x 5.6m (d) height: 2.34 m

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An archival photograph of the reclaimed land on which NCPA stands

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Godrej Dance Theatre

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The NCPA foyer has priceless artwork

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The NCPA library

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