The structure is strongly disciplined; the building is oriented according to the prevailing winds. The east and west façades have their brise-soleil calculated precisely according to Ahmedabad's latitude and the course of the sun, while the south and north façades are blind (or nearly so). The roof is used together with the bar for evening entertainment. The assembly hall is constructed of double, thin brick walls panelled in wood (the grain of which is extremely exaggerated in the photographs). The photographs were taken before the seats were installed-either random or concert seating, also two vertical tapestries are suspended from the ceiling for acoustical reasons. The hall is indirectly lighted by reflections from the curved ceiling, which in turn is kept cool by two gardens and a water basin on the roof. 1

  • 1. Source: Palais des Filateurs, Ahmedabad, India, 1951 [PB 4056]. Extract from Le Corbusier, Oeuvre complète, volume 6, 1952-1957