June 18, 2020 - Architekturzentrum Wien - Balkrishna Doshi. Architecture for the People
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June 18, 2020
June 18, 2020

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Balkrishna Doshi, Sangath Architect’s Studio, Ahmedabad, 1980. © Iwan Baan 2018.

Balkrishna Doshi in collaboration with M.F. Husain, Amdavad Ni Gufa art gallery, Ahmedabad, 1994. © Iwan Baan 2018.

Balkrishna Doshi, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, 1977/1992. © Iwan Baan 2018.

 

Balkrishna Doshi, Aranya Low Cost Housing, Indore, 1989. © Iwan Baan 2018.

 

Balkrishna Doshi, Premabhai Hall, Ahmedabad, 1976. © Vinay Panjwani India.

 

Balkrishna Doshi, Kamala House, Ahmedabad, 1963, 1986. © Vastushilpa Foundation, Ahmedabad.

 

Balkrishna Doshi, housing estate for the Life Insurance Corporation of India, Ahmedabad, 1973. © Vastushilpa Foundation, Ahmedabad.

 

Balkrishna Doshi, Vidhyadhar Nagar, Jaipur, India, miniature, 1986. © Vastushilpa Foundation, Ahmedabad.

 

Exhibition "Balkrishna Doshi. Architecture for the people"
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Installation view Balkrishna Doshi. Architecture for the people. © Architekturzentrum Wien. Photo: Lisa Rastl.

 

Balkrishna Doshi. Architecture for the People
May 29–June 29, 2020

Architekturzentrum Wien
Museumsplatz 1
1070 Vienna
Austria

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The Indian architect, urbanist and teacher Balkrishna Doshi (*1927, Pune, India) is among the key proponents of an Indian modernity. His projects in the low-cost housing sector and urban planning as well as his strong commitment to education are ground-breaking. In 2018 he was the first Indian architect to be awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize.

In over 60 years Balkrishna Doshi has realised a wide variety of projects, including the well-known Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, the Aranya social housing estate and the architecture school he founded in Ahmedabad. He worked with such greats as Le Corbusier and Louis I. Kahn and developed his own synthesis of modern principles and traditional local techniques. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi‘s teachings, he designs humanistic architecture that allows social mixture and self-determination. His ideas of sustainability, which integrate the social, ecological and economic dimensions of architecture, are highly topical.

The exhibition brings together a wealth of original material, such as architectural models, plans and drawings, as well as Doshi’s famous visualisations based on Indian miniatures. Recent photographs and films show how his architecture goes on living.

The exhibition is a project by the Vitra Design Museum and the Wüstenrot Stiftung in cooperation with the Vastushilpa Foundation.

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