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Submitted by, K.JOSHI RAJU 2/5 B.Arch
Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi was born in Pune on 26th of August 1927.
He belongs to that generation which came of age just after Independence, and which was confronted with the massive tasks of constructing a new nation. Doshi‟s family had been in the furniture business for two generations. In 1947, he enrolled himself in JJ college of architecture, Bombay.
After initial study in Bombay, he worked with Le Corbusier in Paris (1951-1954) as senior designer. In 1955 he returned to India to supervise Le Corbusier‟s projects in Ahmadabad and Chandigarh.
Doshi established the Vastu-Shilpa Foundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design in 1955. Dr. . Apart from his international fame as an architect.V. Dr.Doshi has received several International and National and honors.Doshi‟s projects/buildings are influenced by Le-Corbusier. He believed in Architecture. a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Architects. Dr. Most of B. In recognition of his distinguished contribution as a professional and as an academician. Balkrishna Doshi. Doshi is equally known as educator and institution builder. for a place and people. known for pioneering work in low-cost housing and city planning.
S.A. Aga Khan For Architecture 1990 1991 1992 1992 1994 1995 1995 1996 .sponsored by International Union of Architects in association with UNESCO Aga Khan Award for Architecture Member of the 1998 Award Steering Committee.Hon. Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. International Committee for preparing International Charter on the Education of Architects. U. Project Award for Excellence in Architecture by Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects Special Award for Excellence in Architecture by Journal of the Indian Institute of Architects Architect of the Year Award instituted by J K Cements Great Master’s Award instituted by J K Cements Member.
Doshi‟s Architecture revolves around six key principles of design which find wide ranging resolutions appropriate to the project in context to „the place‟ and „the people‟. ARCHITECTURE OF THE UNBUILT(ENERGIZING VOIDS) THE ORDER OF HETEROGENEOUS HOMOGENEITY MYTH – FORM IMAGERY – PERCEPTION BUILT – IN FLEXIBILITY AND OPEN – ENDEDNESS OF DESIGN ENCOURAGING INTERACTION THROUGH BUILTFORM RESOURCE CONSERVATION .
. The external finish of the building will express one homogenous mass but will have adequate details/ textures/ surface modulations. and steps.with provision for a lower entry to express duality. The building base will gradually widen towards the ground through platforms. The main arrival to the building will be at a higher or raised level. terraces. natural landscapes. The building mass will integrate roof. water bodies. gardens. rainwater. foliage. cascades.Building style & forms that would best express his ideas: The building profile will have natural light + air + movement + access elements against the sky to express the cosmic relationship.
voids. is one of the best examples of the project. breaking of mass. terraces. context. rhythms in the structure. Sangath. steps. water cascades and earth hugging vaults covered in chips of china mosaic to glare and heat. solids. which shows his building style – a green enclave of grassy mounds. and associations. . Not all movements within the building will be symmetrical but will shift axis to give unexpected experiences and provide ambiguous / dual impressions…” And finally Aesthetic considerations will take into account local symbolism. Casting of shadows. will be the mode of expression.
LIST OF PRESTIGIOUS PROJECTS 1. HUSSAIN. 4. 3.DOSHI GUFA AHMADABAD 2. INDORE BANGLORE . 6. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASION TECHNOLOGY SANGATH INDIAN NATIONAL TRUST FOR ART & CULTURAL HERITAGE ARANYA LOW COST HOUSING INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT NEW DELHI AHMADABAD NEW DELHI 5.
HUSSAIN.DOSHI GUFA IIM BANGLORE .
S. S. Y.A. Siddhpura Project Engineer : B. Patankar. H. Ahmedabad 380 054 Client: Balkrishna Doshi Principal Architect : Balkrishna Doshi Project Assistants : J. Patel Structural Engineer: G.Joshipura.M. Jethwa.PROJECT DETAILS: Sangath (1979-1981) Thaltej Road.Tambe Site Area: 2346 m2 Total Built-up Area: 585 m2 .
Sketch made by B. diesel trucks and new suburbanites passing in the other.58 degrees E.Doshi CLIMATE & TOPOGRAPHY: Ahmadabad-climate The city is located on the banks of Sabarmati river at 23 degrees N and 72. The site was a quadrilateral looking south over a road towards open country with camels and tribal villagers going in one direction.V. “SANGATH” means “moving together through participation "and the place is more than just an architectural office. The city has hot and humid climate. .
Situated at the height of 55m above the sea level. Winters are cool and dry and period includes the month of November to February. Monsoons are from July to September. . Sangath is a fragment of Doshi's private dream: a microcosm of his intentions and obsessions. There is great difference between the temperatures of days and nights. There are typically three main seasons – summer. Ahmadabad experiences extreme climate. monsoon and winter characterized by different climatic conditions. Summers start from the month of March and end by June.
it also draws upon the vault suggestions of Le Corbusier. enjoying the low mounds of the vaults or the water-jars overgrown with creepers. A warren of interiors derived from the traditional Indian city. A work of art stands on its own merits and Sangath possesses that indefinable quality of authenticity. Even local labourers and passing peasants like to come and sit next to it. Alvar Aalto and Antonio Gaudi. Inspired by the earth-hugging forms of the Indian vernacular. it is also influenced by sources as diverse as Louis I. Kahn. .
Toilets 9. Pond 3. Subterranean meeting room 11.Plan of studios 1. Forecourt 2. Engineers 12. Reception 6. Workshops 7. Entrance court 5. Conference 8. Architects office 10. Design studio 13. Library 14. Amphitheatre 4. Studio .
Section-BB’ Construction of the barrel vault .
11650 m2 Total Built-up Area .Laxman Patel. Gulmohar Park Hauz Khas . M/s Stein Doshi & Bhalla Project Associate .National Institute of Fashion Technology Principal Architect . Ahmedabad Electrical Consultant . 8.L.New Delhi 110 016 Client . S.Shah Structural Consultant .5 million (1994) . Ahmedabad Site Area .Sheth Consultants.PROJECT DETAILS National Institute of Fashion Technology NIFTCampus Nr.Balkrishna Doshi .Himanshu Parikh.Rs.13570 m2 Project Cost .
interactive corridors. Consisting of academic. Fashion implies creativity with and time. and communicative facades. kund like steps. In architectural terms a spatial modulation of continues movement in time and space much as the ambiance of an Indian bazaar where the drama of day today life unfolds. administrative and resi dential activities. livened up by designed displays and movements of students as well as visitors through entire \ space. The National Institute of Fashion Technology at New Delhi. recreates an inwardly bazaar. . the campus reinterprets the traditional town square through its inward looki ng building. bridges and terraces.
display platform. informal theatre and a visual focus. surrounded by the terraced academic block and glazed administrative win g becomes culturally appropriate and climatic ally comfortable outdoor space. soft and hard landscaping. a water cha nnel and a mirror like wall back drop. The front court. central gre en. the s pace multiplies as entrance court. library as well as the administrative block. corridors. Animated by a series of high and low platfo rms. . Open as well as glass screened bridges sepa rating kund like court from amphitheatre court. but also double up as the cat walk for the fashion shows which can be viewed over from the class rooms. not only remain as movement path.
the common set of elements namely court. in effective response to their specific functions and context. Fragmentation of the built mass and facade ar ticulation illustrate a tenuous yet experientially rich interrelationship between various parts of the ensemble. Formlessness and fragmentation of buildings at NIFT renders it flexible to adapt and express different form and elements of different edges. . While. steps and corridors integrate these parts into unified whole.
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