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By Klaus-Peter Gast

India is a full of life and various state that during fresh years has constructed into one of many biggest industrialized international locations on the earth. This approach is additionally mirrored in its structure. fresh advancements betray a brand new awareness and the hunt for an Indian identification. foreign affects are merging with conventional types to create a special new architectural language, which additionally bears the stamp of Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, who labored there. In its advent, the e-book depicts the increase of contemporary structure in India considering the fact that independence in 1947. the most part describes the $64000 trends of up to date Indian structure in thematic chapters, each one with outfitted examples. as well as the recent more youthful iteration of Indian architects, it additionally considers the 1st post-independence iteration, together with Balkrishna Doshi and Charles Correa.

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Its form symbolises an implicit and diverse democracy, integrating the spiritual dimension that is rooted so deeply in the Indian soul and thus showing the neighbouring government buildings from a different era in a new light: the government quarter has become truly Indian. 47 Centre hall with glass dome — Glass dome in evening light Interior railing detail 48 Indian Parliament Library Glass dome — Window in the office area 49 View of the entrance 50 REGIONALISTIC-MODERN Shimul Javeri Kadri Architects (SJK) had set themselves a particular challenge with this building commission for a textile processing company: paying very close attention to the genius loci, the spirit of the place.

The little inner courtyard near the entrance and the large courtyard in the centre interpret the courtyard architecture of the local buildings. They make it possible to light the adjacent rooms indirectly, which is important, and their pools help to make them into little oases for relaxing between work sessions. Light and temperature control are important aspects of these courtyards, but they are just as much places to meet and communicate. Courtyards are always windy places, and air can be vented into the surrounding rooms as needed.

Kahn’s successful idea of making learning and living into an entity was also pursued by Patel and his colleagues. Their difficult challenge was to develop an independent architecture that would still carry and interpret traces and structures from Kahn’s building. In a kind of mirror image the dominant — HCP Design and Project Management Pvt. Ltd. Indian Institute of Management New Campus (IIM) Ahmedabad (Gujarat), 2006 The Kahn building before the extension 61 View of the dormitories from the lecture rooms View of the lecture rooms from the garden courtyards — View of the lecture rooms from the dormitories 62 Indian Institute of Management New Campus form of the dormitories from the old complex is taken up and used as a means of structuring the new functional areas.

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