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The Indian Institute of Management by architect Louis I. Kahn was built in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India in – Louis Kahn, one of the finest modern architects, designed the IIM-A campus in India: the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A). Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad (IIM) is a major icon of modernism Architecture, designed by American architect Louis Kahn.

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Married teachers or students could enjoy more complete housing units, are actually small apartments with lounge, kitchen, one or two uim, shower room, bathroom and terrace. The extensive complex includes a library, teaching facilities and residential buildings.

For Kahn, the design of the institute was more than just efficient spatial planning of the classrooms; he began to question the design of the educational infrastructure where the classroom was just the first phase of learning for the students. The biography aymedabad an architect presents an interesting challenge.

Every once in a while you would spot an attractive architecture student, sometimes from Ahmedabad, but also from Tokyo or London, gasping at the building, taking photographs and briskly sketching. In some walls and brick facades combined with concrete, resulting in a mixed construction and ornamental. This page was last edited on 7 Aprilat Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site.

The Louis Kahn Plaza. The intense light and heat were attenuated by covered walkways, light boxes and interior courtyards. And how people interact with, adapt to, and exert influence on these ideas and institutions. In fact it is, in some ways, a compliment. Crude oil prices to direct sugar prices in Contrary to the minimalist aesthetic dominant in the period in which the buildings were all equal and only identified by signs, buildings Kahn told of their appearance goals of their programs, allowing the juxtaposition of types, a massive monumental school sharing space with an exterior repetitive and lower on the residence buildings.


Architecture Product Design Art Travel. The implementation of this program required different types of buildings, a school, dormitories for students and housing for teachers and service.

I would try to make it from Dorm 5 to Dorm 10, say, and find myself permanently stuck in the basement of Dorm 2. Like any field that seems to straddle the arts and the sciences, architecture does not solve problems but translates them into more pleasurable problems.

Students glanced at the boards and photographs as they walked by. Books on architecture, on the other hand, can always be a bit challenging for the non-architect. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. Facilities include wide corridors that serve as semicubiertos transitional spaces in the complex interaction between teachers, students and visitors.

The scale for this great campus was determined by the Indian government and the western state of Gujarat and was inspired by the Harvard Business School.

On a campus that was proud of its exceptionalism, this was one more thing to feel exceptional about. It began in and that same year the architect was commissioned to another important work in Dhaka, the National Assembly of Bangladesh.

The IIM-A campus is broadly divided into two sections. You can only do it if you honor the brick and glorify the brick instead of shortchanging it.

All these elements are integrated in the whole plastically. Indian Institute of Management. If only this book kouis been around in The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Submit your work Submit work.


Louis Kahn: The man who listened to the bricks – Livemint

This is an eminently readable book about a truly fascinating man. Fri, Jun 16 The only unifying element of these two formal types was the use of diagonal wall surfaces. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Louis Kahn at work with Balkrishna Doshi in the early s.

Completing the project took more than a decade, but Kahn in his last trip to India inbefore his death to return to the U.

Louis Kahn: The man who listened to the bricks

It is basically a building made of brick, traditional Indian materials. Kahn created a campus in which the public spaces were uniquely contemplative and quiet, while the private ones exploded with life and activity. What do you think of that, Brick? Their main focus was to create a new school of thought that incorporated a more western-style of teaching that allowed students to participate in class discussions and debates in comparison to the traditional style where students sat in lecture throughout the day.

Much like his project in Bangladesh, he was faced with a culture enamored in tradition, as well as an arid desert climate.

The magnitude of the project, red tape, climate, ijm difference, timing, cultural differences and many other topics, led to that work started before Kahn finished his designs.

It was like finally buying a really expensive, critically acclaimed computer game, only to find yourself helplessly running into walls for hours on end.