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City of Chandigarh

Chandigarh, India
by Maxwell Fry, ...

Chandigarh, the dream city of India's first Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru, was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier. Picturesquely located at the foothills of Shivaliks, it is known as one of the best experiments in urban planning and modern architecture in the twentieth..

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Indian Institute of Management

Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, India
by Louis I Kahn

While Louis I Kahn was designing the National Assembly Building of Bangladesh in 1962, he was approached by an admiring Indian architect, Balkrishna Doshi, to design the 60 acre campus for the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India. Much like his project in Bangladesh, he was faced..

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Balkrishna Doshi

Ahmedabad, India
born 1927, Pune

Balkrishna Doshi, a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Indian Institute of Architects, and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, was born in Pune, India on August 26, 1927, into an extended Hindu family that had been involved in the furniture..

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The Institue For Indology building in Ahmedabad was one of Balkrishna Doshi's first public buildings as a solo artist outside of Le Corbusier's office. At this stage Doshi is deep in the shadow of his previous employer, although some individual developments are already starting to surface -..

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The United States established diplomatic relations with India in 1946, the year prior to its independence from Great Britain and formal recognition by the United States. Plans for the construction of the American Embassy in New Delhi began in the early 1950s and Chief Justice of the Supreme..

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The Tagore Memorial Hall was designed by Balkrishna Doshi in 1966. The building is a piece of brutalist architecture. A series of rigid frames in reinforced concrete folded plates provide the outer shell to this hall. Vertical folds are 17m high, increasing in depth from 1.15m at the base to 2.4m..

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Chandigarh Secretariat

Chandigarh, India
by Le Corbusier

Th City of Chandigarh is unusual in India, very different from the typical streaky maze of cities in the neighboring state of Rajasthan. It is a city full of gardens and parks, wide roads, modern architecture. Chandigarh was the only urban project executed by Le Corbusier, the most influential..

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This is the headquarter of one of the most prominent associations of Indian cotton mill owners. This central office provides facilities for both the central administration and general assembly of the association. The situation of the building in a garden dominating the river furnishes a..

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Villa Shodhan

Ahmedabad, India
by Le Corbusier

Villa Shodhan (or Shodhan House) is a modernist villa located in Ahmedabad, India. Designed by the Swiss architect Le Corbusier, it was built between 1951 and 1956. Building on his previous projects whilst integrating the traditional features of Ahmedabad design, the villa symbolizes Le..

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Kanchanjunga, an 84m high rise of of 32 luxury apartments, is a series of vertical bungalows. Designed by architect Charles Correa in the 70s, the building's successful application of climatic sensibilities make it stand out among the other built forms of the skyline.

The Kanchanjunga..

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Tube Housing

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
by Charles Correa

The Tube house was designed by Charles Correa (1930-2015). It was a winning entry in a competition organized by the Gujarat Housing Board for low-cost housing.

[h]Demonstration Goals[/h]
During the 1960s Ahmedabad was quite a fertile ground for architectural experimentation. In 1961 the..

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The Jawahar Kala Kendra Arts center located in Jaipur was designed in 1986 by Charles Correa. It was commissioned by the Rajasthan state government to preserve Rajasthani Arts and Crafts. The plan is inspired by the original city plan of Jaipur, consisting of nine squares with the central square..

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Auroville

Auroville, India
by Roger Anger

Auroville (City of Dawn) is an experimental township in Viluppuram district mostly in the state of Tamil Nadu, India with some parts in the Union Territory of Puducherry in South India. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (known as "the Mother") and designed by architect Roger Anger. As..

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Habib Rahman


born 1915, Calcutta

Habib Rahman, born 1915 in Calcutta, studied architecture at MIT under Lawrence Anderson, William Wurster and developed a friendship and professional tie with Walter Gropius, who taught next door at Harvard University. Gropius got Rahman his first job after graduation in his firm where Rahman..

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Achyut Kanvinde


born 1916, Achra, Maharashtra

Achyut Purushottam Kanvinde (1916–28 December 2002) was one of the pioneers of Modern Architecture in India with a professional career spanning five decades. Kanvinde worked in functionalist approaches with elements of Brutalist architecture. His body of work contributes to the Modern heritage of..

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Founded in 1960, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur was one of the five state-sponsored technical universities established under the leadership of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru whose vision for a modern India was based on techno-scientific and industrial development.

With India’s..

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Gandhi Ghat, Barrackepore

Barrackepore, India
by Habib Rahman

Gandhi Ghat in Barrackepore was Habib Rahman’s first project after he he returned to India in 1946 and was appointed Senior Architect in the Bengal Public Work Department. Rahman studied architecture at MIT under Lawrence Anderson, William Wurster and developed a friendship and professional tie..

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Kamala House

Ahmedabad, India
by Balkrishna Doshi

Informed by both Western and Eastern designs, Kamala House was named after architect Balkrishna Doshi’s wife, and is the architect’s personal residence. Doshi relies on a sustainable and economical approach. Natural light is maximized and streams throughout, while cavity walls trap and minimize..

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The construction of the fourteen-story New Secretariat Building at Calcutta marked the beginning of high-raise construction in India. The building was designed by Habib Rahman and was planned according to the modern trend in designs of office buildings and architecture such as the United Nations..

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A memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, in the Ashram where he lived from 1917 to 1930 and a museum and archive of his letters, books and photographs was one of the first projects designed by Charles Correa in his late twenties. Gandhi's simplicity and his emphasis on learning from the traditional and..

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