Villa Shodham, built in 1957 in Ahmedabad, India, is much referred to by architects, historians, and theorists as the last residential masterpiece of architecture by Le Corbusier. Rarely allowed to be visited and documented in its reality, this Villa has remained a mystery and a curiosity.
Manisha Shodhan Basu practices and teaches architecture in Ahmedabad. She is the author of Le Corbusier's Villa Shodhan, which meticulously presents the villa through text, photos, and the original drawings from the Foundation Le Corbusier (Paris).
She comes to Penn State as a guest lecturer for the Department of Architecture.
Basu is a graduate of CEPT University in Ahmebada with a master's degree in architecture from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen.