India Habitat Centre
India Habitat Centre (IHC) was conceived by the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd (Hudco) and architect Joseph Stein as a space that would bring together individuals and institutions working in various fields related to habitat.
The 30-metre high building has a red-brick facade, and vertical and horizontal ribbon windows that use special glass to restrict sunlight.
The rectangular atrium has landscaped sections, while reflectors—which change their angle along with that of the sun—placed above the building cut off about 70 percent of the sunlight. The entire structure rests on steel girders, without any weight falling on the columns.