B.V.Doshi

Pioneer Architect B.V.Doshi, India’s first and only Pritzker Awardee, passed away on the morning of 24 January 2023. A collection of articles and thoughts on his work and life.

 

Pioneer Architect B.V.Doshi, India’s first and only Pritzker Awardee, passed away on the morning of 24 January 2023. A collection of articles and thoughts on his work and life.

 

B.V.Doshi passed away on January 24, 2023

B.V. Doshi: Master Builder, My Teacher

On January 24, 2023, one of India’s most renowned architects passed away. With the passing of B.V. Doshi at the age of 95, Indian Architecture witnessed the end of an era. This tribute by Doshi’s student and later contemporary, Bimal Patel, was first published in ‘The Indian Express’.

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Le Corbusier – Acrobat of Architecture, B.V.Doshi interviewed by Carmen Kagal

Few men in history have altered the course of architecture as dramatically as Le Corbusier. His prodigious output, his extensive writings, the very quality of his genius cast him upon a lonely eminence, so that he always remained something of an enigma. It was only to a handful of colleagues that Le Corbusier showed his human side – sensitive, capable of warm and lasting friendships, deeply concerned about the condition of man. In Le Corbusier’s intimate circle was Balkrishna V. Doshi, himself a distinguished architect, who worked with the master over a period of some seven years – first in Paris, later in Chandigarh and Ahmedabad. This association provided a rare insight into the mind of Le Corbusier. Looking back over the years, Doshi stresses Le Corbusier’s remarkable architectural agility, his endless capacity for improvisation and innovation.

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Balkrishna V. Doshi

Celebrating Colossus: 90 Years of a Life Well Lived

On B. V. Doshi’s 90th Birthday – Architecture is – if stripped down to the basics – the art and science of adoption and adaption: of aesthetics, of sensibilities, of methods, techniques and technologies – and even values – to create a stylistic vocabulary all one’s own. Architects learn and draw inspiration from everything – from art, from nature, from politics and religion – but most importantly, we learn from those who came before us.

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