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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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Sangath

Ahmedabad, India
by Balkrishna Doshi

Balkrishna Doshi‘s own studio designed by himself, Sangath, features a series of sunken vaults sheathed in china mosaic as well as a small grassy terraced amphitheater and flowing water details. Having been considered the building that fully describes the architect himself, Sangath is a complete..

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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.
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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..

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Roger Anger

Auroville, India
born 1923

Roger Anger (24 March 1923 – 15 January 2008) was a French architect who worked on the Auroville project, designed by Mirra Alfassa and endorsed by UNESCO and the Government of India. He also collaborated with Pierre Puccinelli at the Île Verte in Grenoble.

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Anger was a chief..

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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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The Vidhan Bhavan is a huge building, covering an area of more than 32,000 sq. metres of built space. Seeing the form taken by the normal run of Government architecture, the Vidhan Bhawan could have degenerated into a lump of heavy dough perched on a hill. In point of fact..

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Charles Correa

Mumbai, India
born 1930, Secunderabad

Charles Mark Correa (1 September 1930 – 16 June 2015) was an Indian architect, planner, activist, and theoretician. His work was one of the first manifestations of the image of post-independence India. He was celebrated by RIBA as "India's Greatest Architect" for his sensitivity to the needs of..

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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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Lotus Temple

New Delhi, India
by Fariborz Sahba

Popularly known as the Lotus Temple, the Bahá’í House of Worship in New Delhi, India is a house of worship that was designed by Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba and completed in 1986. The temple is one of eight Bahá’í House of Worship facilities in the world and has welcomed over 70 million..

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Madurai Club

Madurai, India
by Geoffrey Bawa

The redesign of the Madurai Club was commissioned by Martin Henry, the manager of the Madurai Mills production company. Prior to the renovation, the Madurai Mills maintained two clubs for the use of its staff; a downtown location catered to European personnel, while a more casual Garden Club in..

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The Kanchanjunga Apartments are a direct response to the present culture, the escalating urbanization, and the climatic conditions for the region. They pay homage to the vernacular architecture that once stood on the site before the development in a number of ways. More on Kanchanjunga Apartments..

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Tube Housing

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
by Charles Correa

This "tube" house was a first prize winner in an India competition for low-cost housing organized by the Gujarat Housing Board. Though the program specified walk-up apartments, these row-houses provided the same density and larger living space per family. The section is shaped so that the hot air..

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The Jawahar Kala Kendra adapts and applies concepts from ancient architectural principles called the Vastu Vidya. Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) is a multi-arts center located in Jaipur in India and the plan is inspired by the original city plan of Jaipur, consisting of nine squares with central..

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Aranya, 6 kilometers from Indore, will eventually house a total population of 60,000 in 6500 dwellings, on a net planning area of 85 hectares. The master plan, prepared by the Vastu-Shilpa Foundation in 1983, is designed around a central spine comprising the business district. Six sectors, each..

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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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