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Balkrishna Doshi

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Works Gandhi Labor Institute, at Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, India, 1980 to 1984.

Sangath, at Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, India, 1979 to 1981.

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Biography Balkrishna Doshi

(b. Poona, India 1927)

Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi was born in Poona, India in 1927. After he completed his studies at J. J. School of Art, Bombay in 1950 he became a senior designer on Le Corbusier's projects in Ahmedabad and Chandigarh. In 1956 he established a private practice in Vastu-Shilpa, Ahmedabad and in 1962 he established the Vastu-Shilpa Foundation for Environmental Design. He also founded and designed the School of Architecture and Planning in Ahmedabad. Doshi has worked in partnership as Stein, Doshi & Bhalla since 1977.

Over the years Doshi has created architecture that relies on a sensitive adoption and refinement of modern architecture within an Indian context. The relevancy of his environmental and urban concerns make him unique as both a thinker and teacher. Architectural scale and massing, as well as a clear sense of space and community mark most of his work. Doshi's architecture provides one of the most important models for modern Indian architecture.

Dennis Sharp. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Architects and Architecture. New York: Quatro Publishing, 1991. ISBN 0-8230-2539-X. NA40.I45. p45.

Resources Sources on Balkrishna Doshi

William J R Curtis, Balkrishna Doshi. Balkrishna Doshi : An Architecture for India. New York, Rizzoli, 1988. ISBN 0-8478-0937-4. — Out of print, but you can request an open search for this book at Amazon.com

James Steele. Rethinking Modernism for the Developing World : The Complete Architecture of Balkrishna Doshi. Watson-Guptill Publications (September 1998). ISBN 0-8230-0227-6. —


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