IIMA Consulting Architect in the 1960s
Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi (1927- ) is one of India’s most distinguished architects and the first Indian to win the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2018. His vast array of designs include the campus of IIM Bangalore and the Aranya Low-Cost Housing project in Indore. He interacted with Le Corbusier over projects in Chandigarh and Ahmedabad, began to teach in the USA through a fellowship where he first met Louis Kahn, and was instrumental in bringing Louis Kahn to Ahmedabad to design IIMA. In his interview, he recounted his upbringing, interactions with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, aspects of IIMA’s campus construction and urban planning in India.
Interview recorded on 28th June, 2019
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Title: B.V. Doshi on Bricks at IIMA