1. Name: Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi,
2. Born: 1927,
3. studied: J J school of arts in bombay
"I learned from Le Corbusier to
1. observe and react to climate,
2. to tradition,
3. to function,
4. to structure,
5. to economy,
6. and to the landscape. To an extent, I also
understand how to build buildings and create spaces and
forms. However, I have in the last two decades, gradually
discovered that the buildings that I have designed seems
somewhat foreign; they do not appear to have their roots in
the soil. With the experience of my work over the years and
my own observation, I am trying to understand a little
about my people,
7. their traditions,
8. and social customs,
9. and their philosophy of life."
Some of his works:
Aranya Community Housing Indore
Centre of Environmental Planning
Husain-Doshi Gufa Art Gallery Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Institute of Indology Ahmedabad
National Institute of Fashion
Udayan - The Condoville Kolkata
*The Indian Institute of Management at Bangalore is one of four
Institutes commissioned by government soon after independence.
*Louis Kahn’s IIM Ahmedabad,kahn built
an envelope around a unit
and pierced it with wide openings to
provide a ventilated insulating layer.
*Doshi adopted this technique
Louis Kahn’s IIM Ahmedabad
Balkrishna doshi’s IIM Banglore,
which has been described as a
Kahn’s Ahmedabad Institute,
deviates from some basic
principles and fulfills
Others unrealized in the earlier
project in significant ways.
-the main grouping of the
campus, which contains adam
and library is arranged as a
datum in a ladder like plan
along a longitudinal axis.
-in the main campus plan the Master plan
outdoor rooms are not clearly
defined as they are
-What is most striking, however ,are the corridors,more appropriately
as covered pedestrian streets,that join the diverse elements
-These were designed according to Doshi,
-To provide innumerable vistas or focal points for generating a
dialogue with oneself.
-These corridors are sometimes open, sometimes with pergolas and
With a glazed sunlight.
-In many places the width of the corridors were increased to
allow for casual eating and interaction to take place.
*Corridors with sufficient
Space for casual sitting
Eating and a good
The main street , at the centre of the plan , zig –zags from top to
bottom break the asymmetrical,
Irregular grid. zoned housing is arranged in cluster around the main
Views of aranya low-cost houses
• Doshi focus on the climate and the residents as the key
factor in the design,he set out
• 4 general objective s for Aranya.
Streets of Aranya low-cost housing-indore
The space between
like as in a
Street of typical
Four stages in
the making of
the house in the
*It’s a mixed work by architect BV Doshi and indian artist MF
*It’s a art gallery for exhibition of artist’s work.
*Doshi took stupa as a concept.
*The difference between stupa and the Gufa is the 25-
millimetre thin ferrocement
shell that has been used as the structure of Doshi’s museum
,as well as the sloping
Columns that has been used internally.