Designed by Charles Correa, the Gandhi Memorial Museum is located in the Ashram where the Mahatma lived from 1917 to 1930. Housing his books, letters, and photographs, this modest and humanly scaled memorial uses brick piers, stone floors, and tiled roofs to find a contemporary expression of the spirit of swadeshi.
The commission was Charles Correa’s first important work in private practice. In order to reflect the simplicity of Gandhi’s life and the incremental nature of a living institution, the architect used modular units 6 meters x 6 meters of reinforced cement concrete connecting spaces, both open and covered, allowing for eventual expansion. Correa’s subtle changes of the enclosure allow for variety in the module’s lighting, temperature, and visual permeability.
Text from "Gandhi Memorial Museum (Sabarmati Ashram) / Charles Correa," in ArchEyes, April 14, 2016