The first Indian architect to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the legendary Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, turns today 92! While extending warm wishes, we wish him a happier and healthier life ahead!
Born on August 26, 1927, in Pune, this phenomenal architect, since an early age, dreamed of joining the Royal Institute of British Architects and moving to Paris to work under Le Corbusier. To fulfill his ambition, after graduating from Sir J.J. School of Architecture in Mumbai, he traveled to London in 1950. After a successful tenure with Le Corbusier for four years (1951-54), he came back to Ahmedabad and supervised Le Corbusier's projects.
Establishing his studio, Vastu-Shilpa in 1955, Ar Doshi worked closely with Louis Kahn and Anant Raje, when Kahn designed the campus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
His other noteworthy designs include Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, National Institute of Fashion Technology New Delhi Campus and the Aranya Low-Cost Housing development in Indore which was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. In 2018, he became the first Indian architect to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
His contribution to architecture is timeless. It was an inspiring moment for Surfaces Reporter to interact with this legendary architect and know more about him while exploring the nuances of his autobiography, Paths Unchartered.
It doesn't happen every day that you get to interact with such awe-inspiring persona and learn about their life so closely. We are glad to get such an opportunity.
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