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Architect B.V.

Doshi

B.V. DOSHI
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.

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 Corbusiers projects in Ahmadabad and Chandigarh. Doshi established the Vastu-Shilpa Foundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design in 1955, known for pioneering work in low-cost housing and city planning.

Doshis 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

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. The building base will gradually widen towards the ground through platforms, terraces, and steps. The building mass will integrate roof, rainwater, cascades, water bodies, natural landscapes, gardens, foliage. The external finish of the building will express one homogenous mass but will have adequate details/ textures/ surface modulations. The main arrival to the building will be at a higher or raised level- with provision for a lower entry to express duality.

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, context, and associations. Casting of shadows, breaking of mass, rhythms in the structure, solids, voids, will be the mode of expression. Sangath, is one of the best examples of the project, which shows his building style a green enclave of grassy mounds, steps, terraces, water cascades and earth hugging vaults covered in chips of china mosaic to glare and heat.

LIST OF PRESTIGIOUS PROJECTS


1. HUSSAIN- DOSHI GUFA AHMEDABAD

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASION TECHNOLOGY


SANGATH INDIAN NATIONAL TRUST FOR ART & CULTURAL HERITAGE ARANYA LOW COST HOUSING INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT

NEW DELHI
AHMEDABAD NEW DELHI

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INDORE BANGLORE

INDOLOGY MUSEUM

HUSSAIN- DOSHI GUFA

IIM BANGALORE

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