About this talk

Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi is one of India's foremost architects. Best known for his low cost housing schemes, the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, and the Centre for Environmental Planning Technology in his native Ahmedabad, Doshi helped shape modern Indian architecture.

In this update to a 1980 interview with the late Monica Pidgeon (see Identity For Indian Architecture), Doshi explores the two great influences on his work: his early mentor Le Corbusier, whose Indian buildings he helped realise, and his roots in India. The construction of his studio Sangath, in the Northern Indian city Ahmedabad, where this talk was recorded, marked a turning point in his career at the age of 50, when these two strands came together.

Recorded in November 2012 at Sangath, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi


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