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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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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.

The two sections are connected by a subterranean tunnel. The only unifying element of these two formal types was the use of diagonal wall surfaces. Retrieved from ” https: But because biographies, or at least the good ones, subordinate these ideas to the individual, you are never really overwhelmed.

And we would wonder: 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.

I sat there watching car after car after car unload passengers with their baggage. The provision of student dormitories and the school encourages human contact. Facilities include wide corridors that serve as semicubiertos transitional spaces in the complex interaction between teachers, students and visitors.

The conceptual rethinking of the educational practice transformed a school into an institute, where education was a collaborative, cross-disciplinary effort occurring in and out of the classroom. Architecture is better explained in images Follow us on Instagram!

When you first step into the campus, as I did inthe buildings at IIM-A tend to push you out to its peripheries. With the location given to the three main parts of the whole school, the residence of students and teachers houses managed to maximize the airflow and thereby improve ventilation. Crude oil prices to direct sugar prices in That confounding cocktail of the oblique and elusive, in a nutshell, was my first few weeks on the campus of IIM-A.


It was like finally buying a really expensive, critically acclaimed computer game, only to find yourself helplessly running into walls for hours on end. The broker or hall of student dormitories is finished in a sort of triangular apse where you can meet a group of people. Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site.

We understand the quality of this translation is not excellent and we are working to replace these with high quality human translations. In some walls and brick facades combined with concrete, resulting in a mixed construction and ornamental. Submit your work Submit work. Okay, take this building, now figure out how you will respond to it and make it respond to you.

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

Kann Kahn at work with Balkrishna Doshi in the early s. Fri, Jun 16 These have been used as a unifying element between the different formal types of buildings. Local ingredients and sustainability are at the top of my list Instead of making New Year resolutions, dream The year of tinkering with genes The year the tigress died. Views View Edit History.

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. In the Gujarat government asked Kahn to undertake a visit to India, which was infrequently, otherwise the project would be in the hands of Doshi, who was the local manager.

Much like his project in Bangladesh, he was faced with a culture enamored in tradition, as well as an arid desert climate. You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer. It is basically a building made of brick, traditional Indian materials. The scale for this great campus was determined by the Indian government and the western state of Ahmedbad and was inspired by the Harvard Business School. Kahn created a campus in which the public spaces were uniquely contemplative and quiet, while the private ones exploded with life and activity.


The commission initially offered to a local architect Balkrishna Doshi Vithaldas, but that he had met Kahn in Philadelphia and was aware of the importance of their work and the importance that the new project would have both Kahn and for India, recommended that be given the new project to American architect. That she has written such kahm readable biography of a man who appears to have been so complex, layered and even mystical, is a triumph in itself.

Louis Kahn: The man who listened to the bricks

The old campus was designed by Louis Kahn, who was an exponent of exposed-brick architecture. The extensive complex includes a library, teaching facilities and residential buildings. However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. If you wish to use this contentyou do not need to request permission as long as you follow any licensing requirements ahnedabad on this page.

Contrary to the minimalist aesthetic dominant in the period in which ahmedabbad 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. The relationship of the plant shows the relationship between the school and the different residences, creating both a constructive and functional unit.

This is an eminently kahm book about a truly fascinating man.

Louis Kahn Plaza – IIMA

The following page uses ah,edabad file: If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. All good biographies, and autobiographies, are jahn of not just people but also ideas and institutions. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. Like any field that seems to straddle the arts and the sciences, architecture does not solve problems but translates them into more pleasurable problems.