January 2, 2021

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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Every once in a while you would spot an attractive architecture louia, sometimes from Ahmedabad, but also from Tokyo or London, gasping at the building, taking photographs and briskly sketching.

And how people interact with, adapt to, and exert influence on these ideas and institutions. It is just a hostel with rooms and a building with offices.

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Like any field that seems to straddle the arts and the sciences, architecture does not solve problems but translates them into more pleasurable problems. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I sat there watching car after car after car unload passengers with their baggage. Married teachers or students could enjoy more complete housing units, are actually small apartments with lounge, kitchen, one or two bedrooms, shower room, bathroom and terrace.

That confounding cocktail of the oblique and elusive, in a nutshell, was my first few weeks on the campus of IIM-A. If only this book had been around in Architecture is better explained in images Follow us on Instagram! Make sense of this first, Kahn seems to be saying, before you make sense of balance sheets, market segmentation and the IS-LM model.

Permission Reusing this file. Louis Kahn at work with Balkrishna Doshi in the early s. Distinctive features of these buildings include the many square arches and brick structures on the walls with carved circles. Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site.


Okay, take this building, now figure out how you will respond to it and make it respond to you. The broker or hall of student dormitories is finished in a sort of triangular apse where you can meet a group of people. The sad truth is that few students, at least when I was on campus, spent any time at all realizing that they were living in one of the great buildings of the world.

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Louis Kahn Plaza – IIMA

To be perfectly honest, almost nothing makes any sense. The relationship of the plant shows the relationship between the school and the different residences, creating both a constructive and functional unit. Kahn created a campus in which the public spaces were uniquely contemplative and quiet, while the private ones exploded with life and activity. This artificial lake divides asymmetrically and residential buildings for teachers of students and school.

This is an eminently readable book about a truly fascinating man. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. Books on architecture, on the other hand, can always be a bit challenging for the non-architect. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

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All good biographies, and autobiographies, are stories of not just people but also ideas and institutions. Kahn conceived the Indian Institute of Managemnent as a mixture of austerity and majesty, including spaces for informal interaction and achieving a balance between modernism and tradition, which captured the timeless spirit of India. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Have been used subtly in the four corners of the school building and is the main organizing principle within the school buildings, ahmedxbad and staff accommodation and service.

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The old campus was designed by Louis Kahn, who was an exponent of exposed-brick architecture. 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.

When you first step into the campus, as I did inthe buildings at IIM-A tend to push you out to its peripheries. Kahn is perhaps best known in India for a building that is not only one of his finest works, but also houses one of the finest educational institutions in India: Welcome to ArchEyes If you are an Architect, a Furniture Designer, a Photographer or you simply have something important to tell about Architecture you can submit your work to ArchEyes.

These tricks, these seductions, created a campus in which the public spaces were uniquely contemplative and quiet, while the private ones exploded with life and activity. That is not a criticism of architecture or architectural writing. It began in and that same year the architect was commissioned to another important work in Dhaka, the National Assembly of Bangladesh. On a campus that was proud of its exceptionalism, this was one more thing to feel exceptional about.

The provision of student dormitories and the school encourages human contact. Indian Institute of Management. Much like his project in Bangladesh, he was faced with a culture enamored in tradition, as well as an arid desert climate.

It is basically a building made of brick, traditional Indian materials. 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.