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"I’m not an architect… for me its a search"


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B. V. Doshi worked in Paris then for four years with Le Corbusier. He returned to Ahmedabad to supervise Le Corbusier’s work. His studio, Vastu-Shilpa (environmental design), was established in 1955. Doshi worked closely with Louis Kahn and Anant Raje, when Kahn designed the campus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. In 1958 he was a fellow at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. He then started the School of Architecture (S.A) in 1962. via

The film “Doshi” follows the life and work of the famous Indian Architect Balkrishna Doshi and was conceived directed and scored by Premjit Ramachandran and Bijoy Ramachandran of 100hands who are based in Bangalore.

Doshi: Chapter 1 – “Eight months with olives and cheese.”

Doshi: Chapter 2 – “I’m not an architect… for me its a search.”

Doshi: Chapter 3 – “Indian plan is not centric.”

Doshi: Chapter 4 – “You are representing God.”

Doshi: Chapter 5 – “The end result is not as exciting as the process.”

Doshi: Chapter 6 – “Architecture is a matter of transformation.”

Doshi: Chapter 7 – “Human being, by nature, is a warm compassionate animal.”

Doshi: Chapter 8 – “So, what is our heritage?”