"India's greatest architect" Balkrishna Doshi dies aged 95 - architecture and design

"India's greatest architect" Balkrishna Doshi dies aged 95



Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, the recipient of both the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, has died at the age of 95.
Doshi passed away earlier today reported magazine Architectural Digest India, which described him as "India's greatest architect".
Top image: Balkrishna Doshi has died aged 95. Photo is by Pratik Gajjar. Above: Doshi was the architect behind the Aranya Low Cost Housing in Indore. Photo is by John Panicker
"A master wielder of form and light, Doshi has left an indelible legacy," wrote Architectural Digest India on Instagram.
"A loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a true inspiration to the people of this country. His contribution to architecture, art, life, culture and philosophy will be remembered forever." Doshi was born in Pune in August 1927 to a family of furniture makers. His six-decade-long architectural career began working with legendary architects Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn.
With a portfolio of over 100 built projects, his career is widely praised for the influence that it has had on the direction of Indian architecture.
Doshi designed and founded CEPT University. Photo is courtesy of the Vastu Shilpa Foundation
Doshi began working with Le Corbusier as a senior designer in Paris, shortly after graduating from the JJ School of Architecture in Bombay, and later became his supervisor in Ahmedabad.
He then went on to work with Kahn, creating the Indian Institute of Manage...
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