Chandigarh Weekend Watch: Guided Tour of the Jeanneret Museum at the Photo Exhibition on the Ramps

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Here’s what you can do in town this weekend.

Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret.

A walk in the past

WHAT: HOUSE NUMBER 57, Sector 5, Chandigarh. From December 1954 to August 1965, Pierre Jeanneret lived here, reads the humble copper plate at the entrance. The row of type 4J houses was designed by the Swiss architect who lived in this corner house for almost 11 years. The house is now a museum devoted to his wide array of works in Chandigarh, Jeanneret contributing to the urban morphology of Chandigarh as deeply and widely as Le Corbusier. On December 4, the anniversary of Jeanneret’s death, the museum’s curator, Deepika Gandhi, organizes a guided tour followed by a workshop, “Designing a side table with a lamp”, with participants invited to design a lamp inspired by the creations of Jeanneret.

WHEN: Saturday 4 December 2021, from 2 p.m.
OR: Jeanneret Museum, house number 57, sector 5, Chandigarh

Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret.

Hidden camera

WHAT: MN Sharma Architectural Society and Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi are collaborating to present a photography exhibition, “Linking Levels – Ramps and Staircases”. Prize-winning and selected applications from a competition organized for young city photographers will be exhibited. The exhibition is an annual event held in memory of MN Sharma, an architect who joined the Chandigarh Capitol Project in June 1950 and worked with the American team for the first Master Plan. In 1951, he joined the team of architects led by Le Corbusier. He was chosen to be the first Indian Chief Architect in 1965 and during his tenure from 1965 to 1979 Sharma completed most of Le Corbusier’s unrealized work in the Capitol complex, designed many public buildings in Chandigarh and the second phase of the city.

WHEN: 5 p.m., Saturday December 4-18, 2021
OR: CLKA gallery at the underpass connecting sector 17 to Rose Garden

Entrance to the photo exhibition.

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