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PA3. Views

The architects from their works.

Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

It was finished in 1983 by the Pritzker price winner B.V. Doshi. The campus occupies an area of over 100 acres, and is known for its unique all stone architecture, the landscape design and its lush woods.

Tagore Memorial Hall

It is an example of brutalist indian architecture, an apparent box shaped building used for concerts that can accomodate up to 700 spectators, built in memory to one of the most important indian artists, Rabindranath Tagore. It was finished by the year 1971, just next to the Sanskar Kendra museum, designed by Doshi’s guru, Le Corbusier.


Sangad. The word means «to go forward together through participation». Its considered by Dr. Doshi as a place created to explore of the artistic, social and human dimensions of technology.

His own studio with a classrooms complex for teaching urbanism, design, and textile design, its located in Ahmedabad. Built in 1980, the arrangement of its spaces are issued from the traditional indian architecture are recreated in astonishingly modern medium.


Rethinking The Future. Tagore Memorial Auditorium by B.V Doshi Box of Miracles, by Varsha Arun. Online architecture platform created over 5 years ago, focused on the publishing, recognizing and acknowledging talent from around the glove, giving awards, creating an academic dialogue in the field of architecture and design.

Doshi, B.V., Tsuboi, Y. and Raj, M. (1967). Tagore hall. Arts Asiatiques, [online] 60.

PA2. The architecture from its actors


Architecture from its actors

Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi

Once, Dr. Doshi was asked “what is design?”, and he answered:

“Design is nothing but… A humble understanding of materials; a natural instinct for solutions; and you know what is the most important thing which describes design? Can you see that peacock over there? It is living harmoniously within the campus I designed.”

Dr. Doshi was born in Pune, India in 1927. He studied architecture in Bombay, and after that, he finished his studies he went to Europe, to work in Le Corbusier’s studio in Paris, between 1951 and 1954.

Afterwards he returned to India to supervise Le Corbusier’s project the Palace of Justice of Chandigarh, and the Capitol in the same city. He also collaborated with Louis Kahn in the building of the Indian Institute of Management.

He is known for using vernacular Indian architecture elements in his designs, and the social impact they were build for.

In the first stage of his career he was very influenced by the brutalism of Le Corbusier, and the formal character of Louis Kahn; but then, he deepened into the Indian architecture, and by mixing the essence of all this, he finally accomplished to create a style of his own.

Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, is known for his close relationship with education, as he was the founder of the school of Architecture, Planning and Environment Technology, Visual Arts and the Center Kanoria for the University of Ahmedabad. He also was the first director of the school of Architecture, between 1962 and 1972. He has also taught in several universities in Europe and United States ever since 1958.

PA2. Phase 2

“I want to be and architect” By Alberto Campos Baeza

Reading comprehension

This little book written by an architect and professor specifies several advices for studying architecture, and then becoming an architect.

I felt touched by looking at the drawings that accompany the text; and inspired by the advice that he gives by saying that architecture is a career that pays in many more ways than just money.

I was also thrilled by the recommendations of drawing, photographing, thinking, writing and reading.

The paragraph “Future” encouraged me, as it suggests the possibilities of development as one finishes university.

Personally I would like to work for a medium size studio as i finish my studies, and after some years start a studio of my own, and work only in projects which I find interesting, particularly in housing, cultural buildings such as schools, libraries, museums, etc, and public space.

PA1. My environment

  • Why did I chose this place?
    I chose this place because I consider it as an important meeting point in University, and I always pass by, and I take the opportunity to take some sun, smoke a cigarette have coffee or meet my friends.
  • What makes you feel at ease?
    I like to see people pass by, makes me feel like an observer.
  • Is there any disruptive element?
    The lack of shadow.
  • Would I feel the same way in another place right now?
    Maybe yes, there are lot of places that make me feel this same way in university.
  • Do you think this place’s conditions influence on it’s users? How?
    Definitely, The cafe is always crowded, because it’s fresh, and outside it is way hotter because of the sunshine and lack of shadow spots.
  • Would you change anything about this place?
    I would probably build a pergola above it.