Ismaili Centre, Toronto – a model Charles Correa highlights in Domus, an international architecture, design, interior and art magazine

In the December 2014 issue of Domus India the Ismaili Centre, Toronto was featured on the front cover.

The profiled image offers a unique vantage point of the crystalline frosted glass dome held in place by the elegant steel trusses, the central skylight panel of which descends to a back-lit white translucent onyx block that forms the mirab in the prayer hall.

The Ismaili Centre, Toronto was one of three projects featured in the magazine by India’s foremost architects, the late Charles Correa and serves as an example of intelligent architecture to address the struggles of contemplation in contemporary architecture.

The editors write,

“In the December issue of Domus India we continue to mark our interactions with history – not to celebrate or romanticise it, but indeed to collect our contemporary, fully aware that the moment ‘now’ in many ways is a persistence of ideas that change and grow, metamorphose and become completely new, and the trajectories of these ideas is important for any discursive and intellectual endeavour.”

“Another mini-project that Domus India set out to mark the completion of three years of Domus in India, is that we invited a set of senior thinkers, practitioners, and scholars to pull out a text from the past, which, if we read again today resonates fresh ongoing debates, as much as it still holds ground on counts it was written for in the past. From the past, but only more significant now… featuring texts and essays from art historian and curator Geeta Kapur, and architects Charles Correa, Prem Chandavarkar and Rahul Mehrotra. Also, in this issue the three latest projects by Charles Correa – the MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex in Cambridge, Massachusetts; the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in Lisbon; and the Ismaili Centre in Toronto.”

Discover, Explore and Learn more via  Domus India, December 2014 issue

About Domus

The international architecture, design, interior and art magazine and digital platform.

Since 1928 Domus is a reference for architects, industry professionals, designers and students as well as a precious tool for work, for staying abreast with the news and for deepening knowledge. Completely bilingual (English and Italian), Domus is international in form, content and distribution. Domus also features local country specific issues as in the case of India, China, Germany, Sri Lanka and others, highlighting architectural and design related discourses in these local contexts.


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