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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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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The biography of an architect presents an interesting challenge. The implementation of this program required different types of buildings, a school, dormitories for students and housing for teachers and service.

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Model of the project. In the Gujarat government asked Kahn to undertake a visit to India, which was infrequently, otherwise the project would be in the hands abmedabad Doshi, who was the local manager. Students glanced at the boards and photographs as they walked by. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong.

That she has written such a readable biography of a man who appears to have been so complex, layered and even mystical, is a triumph in itself. And how people interact with, adapt to, and exert influence on these ideas and institutions. Kahn is perhaps best ijm 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: Because Lesser wonderfully captures the significance kwhn the building not just in absolute architectural terms but also in what it signifies in the life of Ahmedabaad Kahn.


The two sections are connected by a subterranean tunnel. You can only do it if you honor the brick and glorify the brick instead of shortchanging it.

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.

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They stepped out, the new students with their parents, and were instantly struck by the disorientation that Kahn seemed to revel in. All good biographies, and autobiographies, are stories of not just people but also ideas and institutions. Okay, take this building, now figure out how you will respond to it and make it respond to you. These have been used as ahmwdabad unifying element between the different formal types of buildings.

But because biographies, or at least the good ones, subordinate these ideas to the individual, you are never really overwhelmed. All these elements are integrated in the whole plastically. 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.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. Crude oil prices to direct sugar prices in This will instantly resonate with anyone who has ever spent any time on the IIM-A campus. Architecture Product Design Art Travel. Facilities include wide corridors that serve as semicubiertos transitional spaces in the complex interaction between teachers, students and visitors. 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.

It began in and that same year the architect was commissioned to another important work in Dhaka, the National Assembly of Bangladesh. This is an eminently readable book about a truly fascinating man. And then, suddenly, one day, everything made sense. The following page uses this file: Also, do you want to get some coffee? The only unifying element of these two formal types was the use of diagonal wall surfaces.


This artificial lake divides asymmetrically and residential buildings for teachers of students and school. 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.

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Wikimedia has received an e-mail confirming that the copyright holder has approved publication under the terms mentioned on this page. 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.

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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.

This correspondence has been reviewed by an Louiss member and stored in our permission archive. I would try to make it from Dorm 5 to Aumedabad 10, say, and find myself permanently stuck in the basement of Dorm 2. To be perfectly honest, almost nothing makes any sense.