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AR. B. V.

DOSHI
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PERSONAL INFORMATION
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. Doshis 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 Corbusiers projects in Ahmadabad and Chandigarh.

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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. He believed in Architecture, for a place and people. Apart from his international fame as an architect, Dr. Doshi is equally known as educator and institution builder. Doshis architecture is an eclectic mix of style and influences that make it unique .

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Hon. Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 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 Masters Award instituted by J K Cements Member, International Committee for preparing

1990

1991

1992 1992 1994

International
Charter on the Education of Architects- sponsored by International Union of Architects in association with 1995

UNESCO

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture

1995

Member of the 1998 Award Steering Committee, Aga Khan For Architecture

1998

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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.

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MYTH FORM IMAGERY PERCEPTION. BUILT IN FLEXIBILITY AND OPEN ENDEDNESS OF DESIGN.

ENCOURAGING INTERACTION THROUGH BUILTFORM.

RESOURCE CONSERVATION.

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BUILDING STYLE & FORMS THAT WOULD BEST EXPRESS HIS IDEAS:
The building profile will have natural

light + air + movement + access elements .

The building base will

gradually widen towards the ground through platforms, terraces, and steps .

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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.

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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


1- local symbolism 2- context 3-associations .

Casting of

shadows, breaking of mass , rhythms in the structure , solids, voids ,


will be the mode of expression.

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LIST OF PRESTIGIOUS PROJECTS


Site location Country

year 1989

Arayna community housing.


Centre of environmental planning and technology. Husain-doshi gufa art gallery. Indian institute of managment Institute of indology National Institute of Fashion Technology Sangath Udayan - The Condoville

Indore
Ahmedabad

India
India

1968
1993 1963 20th century

Ahmedabad Bangalore Ahmedabad New Delhi Ahmedabad Kolkata

India India India India India

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Husain-doshi gufa art gallery.

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Indian institute of management

National Institute of Fashion Technology

Institute of indology

Sangath

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SANGATH

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PROJECT DETAILS:
SANGATH:
Client: Balkrishna Doshi Location:Ahmedabad, India . Date : 1980. Building type : commercial. Building Usage :office building/complex Site Area: 2346 m2 Total Built-up Area: 585 m2

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Inspired by the earth-hugging forms of the Indian vernacular, it also draws upon the vault suggestions of Le Corbusier.

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Plan of studios
1. Forecourt 2. Pond 3. Amphitheatre 4. Entrance court 5. Reception 6. Workshops 7. Conference 8. Toilets 9. Architects office 10. Subterranean meeting room 11. Engineers 12. Design studio 13. Library 14. Studio

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Section-BB

Construction of the barrel vault

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NIFT

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PROJECT DETAILS
National Institute of Fashion Technology location:New Delhi Architect/Planner :Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi Date:1994. Building type :educational . Building usage:university. Site Area :11650 m 2 . Total Built-up Area : 13570 m2

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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. The National Institute of Fashion Technology atNew Delhi, re creates an inwardly bazaar, livened up by designed displays and movements of students as well as visitors through entire \ space. Consisting of academic, administrative and residential activities, the campus reinterprets the traditional town square through i ts looking building; interactive corridors, bridges and terraces; kund like steps; and communicative facades.

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Animated by a series of high and low platforms, soft and hard landscaping, a water channel and a mirror like wall ba ck drop, the space multiplies as entrance court, central gree n, display platform, informal theatre and a visual focus.

Brigde = high visual permeability

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Arnaya Housing
Location: Indore, India. Date:1989. Building Types: residential, urban design and development. Building Usage: housing development community.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winner.


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DESIGN FEATURE
Aranya township is an organic growth of systematically interrelated parts in a well defined hierarchy of built form & open space within the network of infrastructural service. Informal planned growth and house form were responsive to the needs of and aspiration of the people.

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Before designing Doshi make detailed study of selected settlement of Indora city undertaken to understand how urban poor live & what their housing priorities & needs.

Unsolved problem was the utility services , and inadequate infrastructure which otherwise affect healthy environment .

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REFERENCES:

http://ankitdarda.blogspot.com/2008/12/arc-balkrishnavdoshi.html http://unitec.researchbank.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10652/ 1568/Kaza%20-%20Otla.pdf ?sequence=1 http://www.akdn.org/architecture/pdf/1242_Ind.pzf http://identityhousing.wordpress.com/2009/12/04/balkris hna-doshi-atira-low-cost-housing-ahmedabad-1957-1960/.

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