Le Corbusier’s Villa Shodhan

Get an inside look master architect Le Corbusier’s last residential project.

Rs. 3000


An inside peek - like never before

This book on Le Corbusier's Shodhan Villa is one of the most detailed explorations of this elusive house. Given it's significance as Corbusier's last residential work, the Shodhan Villa bears special importance to students and architects from around the world.

Manisha Shodhan Basu, along with masterful assistance from Jens Frederiksen for the photographs, unearths the beautiful mysteries of the Shodhan Villa.


The villa is robust and comes forth with an expression. It requires courage and strength to take up a big step to freeze Le Corbusier in printed format. This book is a thorough examination of the least known of Le Corbusier's buildings in India, Villa Shodhan in Ahmedabad. As a privately owned home it has been protected from fame and only a few have been granted access to this fantastic villa, the last one to be designed by Le Corbusier.”

Rajeev Kathpalia,
Partner, Vastu Shilpa

About the Author

Manisha Shodhan Basu practices & teaches architecture in Ahmedabad, India. She is a graduate of C.E.P.T., Ahmedabad with a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen.

She has also authored a book called ‘Le Corbusier’s Shodhan Villa’ which is the only comprehensive inside account of Corbusier’s last residential project. The book was first published in 2008, and followed with a second print in 2018.

An exhibition of all her completed works - 'Odes to Happiness' - was held at Corbusier's Ahmedabad Mill Owner's Association Building (ATMA) building in Ahmedabad in 2019.

An exclusive look at one of Corbusier’s least known projects