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Presentation about the renowned Architect BV Doshi

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  1. 1. BALKRISHNA VITHALDAS DOSHI (1927 - ) By Arshath, Sabour
  2. 2. BACKGROUND  BV Doshi studied at the Sir JJ School of Architecture  1951-4 – Worked for Le Corbusier in Paris  1954-7 – Returned back to India as Site architect for Chandigarh  1964-72 – Worked for Louis I Khan as site architect in IIM project  1965 – Founded the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) in Ahmedabad
  3. 3. PHILOSOPHY  BV Doshi had a influence in Northern India as educator and designer, not only as transmitter of Le Corbusier’s and Louis I Khan’s philosophy but also in providing exemplar of work for others to follow.  He was concerned with the Indian context to a greater extent, providing a quality environment rather than modern buildings
  4. 4. AWARDS  He has received numerous international awards and honors, including Padma Shri from the Government of India, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.  Professor Doshi served a member of the 1992 Award Master Jury, and was presented a 1995 Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Aranya Community Housing in Indore, India.
  5. 5. PROJECTS 1. Institute of Indology Ahmadabad 1957-62 2. School of Architecture Ahmadabad 1968 3. Gujarat State Fertilizers Corporation Baroda 1964-69 4. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore 1977-85 5. Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board Jabalpur 1979-89
  6. 6. PROJECTS 6. Sangath Ahmedabad 1979-81 7. Gandhi Labour Institute Ahmedabad 1980-84 8. Aranya Low-cost Housing Indore 1983-86 9. Husain-Doshi Gufa Ahmedabad 1992-95 10. National Institute of Fashion Technology New Delhi 1997 11.Bharat Diamond Bourse Mumbai 1998
  7. 7. INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT  Location : BANGALORE  Client : Indian Institute of Management  Date : 1963  Building Type : Educational
  8. 8. INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT  Designed to contain a complete space for training and education  It is based on the design of the town of Fatephur Sikri, laid out by the emperor Akbar in the 16th century  Achieved by adopting a network of corridors linking together all volumes, courtyards, and external spaces, the project allows for future extensions.
  9. 9. INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT • Courtyards • Rich and Varied Architectural texture • Heavy building stone and delicate concrete • Traditional Built form in Modern Language • Semi-formal Landscape • Exterior Grey Monotony • Interior – soft and varied play of light • Underlying Geometric order Vs surprise and apparent eccentricities
  10. 10. SANGATH, ARCHITECT’S OWN OFFICE  Location : Ahmedabad,  Date : 1980  Building Type :commercial  Building Usage : office building
  11. 11. SANGATH • Sangath means ‘moving together’ • Building + Garden • Complete environmental design • Structure – small scale • Long Barrel vault • 3 level structure • A porous post and beam structure holds the vaults
  12. 12. SANGATH  The complex is an ensemble of vaulted and flat roofed buildings of differing heights at a number of varying angles and arranged around a large, terraced entrance court.  The court contains a fountain surrounded by split level pools.  Some of the buildings have been sunk below ground level so that certain vaulted roofs rise only to eye level  Inspired by the earth-hugging forms of the Indian vernacular, it also draws upon the vault suggestions of Le Corbusier.
  13. 13. SANGATH
  14. 14. HUSAIN-DOSHI GUFA ART GALLERY  Location : Ahmedabad  Client : Maqbul Fida Husain  Date : 1993  Building Type : public/cultural  Building Usage : art gallery
  15. 15. HUSAIN-DOSHI GUFA ART GALLERY  An underground art gallery exhibiting paintings and sculptures of noted artist M.F. Hussain, located on the campus of the Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology in Ahmedabad  The form of roof shells is guided by computer designs and the structure, built in ferrocement, is in the form of skeletal skin and wire mesh, sandwiched on each side by layers of cement. Interior view showing supportive columns, light shafts and Exterior view showing protruding domical caves
  16. 16. HUSAIN-DOSHI GUFA ART GALLERY Exterior detail of wire frame The Gufa is a configuration of cave- like structures buried under the ground. This marvel of contemporary architecture is a fusion of the modern and ancient ideas.
  17. 17. HUSAIN-DOSHI GUFA ART GALLERY Interior view showing stone facing and light shaft Exterior view to brick path entering domical
  18. 18. INFERENCE  BV Doshi uses a mix of two philosophies combined with his own research and application of contextual factors – like economical viable policy solutions, Ferro-cement and china- mosaic etc..