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ANATH RAJE

1929-2009

CONTENTS

LIFE, EDUCATION & CAREER OF ANATH RAJE

ARCHITECTURAL PRICIPLES

CONCEPTS

PHILOSOPHIES

ACHIEVEMENTS

IIFM, BHOPAL

IMDC, IIM, AHMEDABAD

LIFE, EDUCATION & CAREER


Born :September 1929 in Bombay.
DIED: JUNE 27TH 2009
1954:Graduated in Architecture, Sir J.J. School of Fine Arts, Bombay,
1957-1960 :Professional practice with Mr. B.V. Doshi,
1961-1964 :Professional work in Ahmedabad.
1964-1968 :In the office of Prof. Louis I. Kahn in Philadelphia.
1969- 1971 :Working on construction of the Indian Institute of Business
Management Building complex with Louis I. Kahn

ARCHITECTURAL
PRICIPLES
Use of bold materials and very clean geometric shapes and
forms
Blend of exteriors to the interiors
An experience using the play of textures on the external
facades
Attended to issues of light and ventilation

CONCEPTS
Rajes work exhibits integrity between purpose and expression,
building and landscape, part and whole, and the ultimate quality
of all good architecture through time- a sense of response
His works had an excellent understanding of the elements of
building, and the laws of construct, that give it the sense of
ordered presence
Yet it is an order enriched by the patina of materials he chooses
and his sensitivity of light.
His works had indeed a softness and quality of transcendence

PHILOSOPHIES
The chaotic metropolis of Bombay deeply influences raje and he infact
proclaims himself an urban man contrary to doshi who although from the
same school, looks to village life
Anath raje always stressed on integration of culture and spiritual wellbeing
His efforts as designer aimed at process of integration of man the space
around him and the elements making up the space
His works always aimed at simplicity and honesty

ACHIEVEMENTS
Distinguished professors award from the center for environmental
planning and technology (cept) Ahmedabad in 1987
The Indian institute of architects in 1993
Baburao mhatre gold medal for architecture in 1993
The master awards for lifetime contribution in architecture from J.K.
industries, India in 2000

IMPORTANT BUILDINGS
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT CENTRE At THE INDIAN INSTITUTE
OF MANAGEMENT IN AHMEDABAD, INDIA
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREST MANAGEMENT BHOPAL, INDIA
THE INDIAN STATISTICAL INSTITUTE IN NEW DELHI
MUSEUM OF MINERALS, NAGPUR (UNBUILT)
GALBABHAI FARMERS TRAINING INSTITUTE IN BANASKANTHA,
GUJARAT

Indian Institute of Management

Ahmedabad

Work of Anant Raje With Louis Kahn

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Established:1961
Type:

Education
and Research
Institution

Location

:
Ahmedabad,
Gujarat, India

Campus

: Urban,
100acres
(0.40km)

Indian Institute of Management


Ahmedabad

The campus of IIMA is dominated


by the baked brick style favored by
its chief architect, the famous Louis
Kahn from Philadelphia.

All the structures are designed to


be part of a whole and create a redbrick mini-cityscape that attracts
many architecture students.

Other architects who collaborated


on the campus include the
renowned B. V. Doshi and Anant
Raje.

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Designed by Louis Kahn, campus of


the Institute has it all:
a blend of austerity and majesty;

spaces for casual interaction;

frequently changing perspectives;

and a balance between modernity and


tradition that captures the spirit of
contemporary India.

It stimulates the imagination and


creativity of the students, who are
clearly the best in the country,
coming as they do after one of the
most rigorous selection process."

Kahn's architecture is notable for


its simple, platonic forms and
compositions.

Kahn design of buildings,


characterized by powerful,
massive forms, made him one of
the most discussed architects to
emerge after World War II.

Through the use of brick and


poured-in place concrete
masonry, he developed a
contemporary and monumental
architecture that maintained
sympathy for the site.

INSTITUTE OF FOREST
MANAGEMENT, BHOPAL

Location: Bhopal,
India
Architect/Planner
: Anant Damodar
Raje
Client: Indian
Institute of Forest
Management
Date:1984Century2
0th
Decade:1980sBuild
ing
Type: educational
Building
Usage: training

PLAN

The project restates time tested


premises of the court and garden,
fundamental to most Islamic
architecture in India. The land
stradles two hills with outcrops of
slate. The natural vegetation is
wild grass, which has been
allowed to grow, augmented by
rows and clumps of trees. The
rooms, arcade and porch, are
made from a simple vocabulary of
trabeated and arcuated
construction, with the walls clad
with stone screed in shades of
green and yellow grey that
establishes a close rapport with
the site.

Demonstrating rigours and


containing faiths so necessary, and
yet elusive in practice. The IIFM
building has become a touchstone
for the professional, especially the
young. Humanism & Urbanism:
Using primarily Enlightenment
design methods, and developing a
particular variant of technique or
the mode of knowing best
represented by the school of Louis
Kahn, Anant Raje constructs an
ideogrammatic representation of
architecture

Main plaza

Main
approach

Main faade

View to side faade

Faade loggias

Stone staircase

Detail of stone
load-bearing
faade

The chaotic metropolis of


Bombay deeply influences Raje
and he infact proclaims himself
an "urban man" contrary to
Doshi who although from the
same school, looks to village life.

Anant rajes Stress is placed on


integration of culture and
spiritual wellbeing and efforts as
designer are aimed at process of
integration of man, the space
around him and the elements
making up the space.

GALBABHAI TRAINING INSTITUTE


PALANPUR, INDIA

The

buildings are based on the repetition


of 4.5 meter wide structural bays roofed
with a barrel vault concrete shell.
This standardization allowed for a rapid
and economical construction process.
The project also features an auction hall
with raised platform for loading and
unloading produce.

PLAN

SECTIONS

The

series of loggias making up the


dormitories do not open on the courtyard
placed in their center in order to achieve
maximum privacy
The compound is enclosed by stone walls,
and the buildings' openings are spanned
by concrete lintels and are deeply
recessed to provide additional shade.

The exposed
stone facades
and arched
lintels used
throughout
convey a
visual unity to
the overall
design.

The

complex, built in the midst of wheat fields,


consists of two distinct clusters respectively
housing the school and residential units.
The former group of structures, accessed by a
courtyard, is designed as a house, with several
courts and rooms where people can gather, and a
verandah used as a dining space.
Indoor and outdoor areas are clearly defined so as
to reflect the villagers' perception of space and
seclusion.

Thank you
by
varshith
virendra