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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We understand the quality of this translation is not excellent and we are working to replace these with high quality human translations. For many, I suspect, the information was a revelation. Like any field that seems to straddle the arts and the sciences, architecture does not solve problems but translates them into more pleasurable problems. In this arid area of the country and in an area of 26 hectares fairly flat, Kahn outlined a map of inherent scale and geometric forms and related to the institutional hierarchy of the various buildings and programs.

Renewing and restoring IIM Ahmedabad. In fact it is, in some ways, a compliment. In some walls and brick facades combined with concrete, resulting in a mixed construction and ornamental. 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.

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.

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If you have questions about the archived correspondence, please use the OTRS noticeboard. The intense light and ahmedabas were attenuated by covered walkways, light boxes and interior courtyards.

But because biographies, or at least the good ahmedavad, subordinate these ideas to the individual, you are never really overwhelmed. If you wish to use this contentyou do not need to request permission as long as you follow any licensing requirements mentioned on this page.


It is basically a building made of brick, traditional Indian materials. Fri, Jun 16 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. You can only do it if you honor the brick and glorify the brick instead of shortchanging it.

Much like his project in Bangladesh, he was faced with a culture enamored in tradition, as well as an arid desert climate. It was like finally buying a really expensive, critically acclaimed computer game, only to find yourself helplessly running into walls for hours on end. In other words, his tendency of building deceptively simple outer walls around complex, playful inner ones. This page was last edited on 7 Aprilat Indian Institute of Management.

Louis Kahn: The man who listened to the bricks

The biography of an architect presents an interesting challenge. I would try to make it from Dorm 5 to Dorm 10, say, and find myself permanently stuck in the basement of Dorm 2. 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. These have been used as a unifying element between the different formal types of buildings.

The commission initially offered to a local architect Balkrishna Doshi Vithaldas, but that he had met Kahn in Philadelphia and was aware ahmerabad the importance of their work and the importance that the new project would have louiz Kahn and for India, recommended that be given the new project to American architect.

Views View Edit History. This will lohis resonate with anyone who has ever spent any time on the IIM-A campus. Architecture is better explained in images Follow us on Instagram! The only unifying element of these two formal types was the use of diagonal wall surfaces.

If only this book had been around in The broker or hall of student dormitories is finished in a sort of triangular apse where you can meet a group of people. That confounding cocktail kzhn the oblique and elusive, in a nutshell, was my first few weeks on the campus of IIM-A.


Make sense of this first, Kahn seems to be saying, before you make sense of balance sheets, market segmentation and the IS-LM model.

Indian Institute of Management / Louis Kahn

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. Completing the project took more than a decade, but Kahn in his last trip to India inbefore his death to return to the U. This work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose. The provision of student dormitories and the school encourages human contact.

Each time you walked in and out of a classroom, or the library, or that long corridor by the classroom, or through a hidden walkway under the ramp…each time Kahn played his little tricks on you, lavishing you with light one moment and a slab of shadow the next.

Distinctive features of these buildings include the many square arches and brick structures on the walls with carved circles. How many business schools have subterranean tunnels?

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. Crude oil prices to direct sugar prices in You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. You want a house on this plot? The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Louis Kahn at work with Balkrishna Doshi in the early s.

In this city, which enjoys an intense cultural life, commercial and political Kahn project completes a series of great works of architecture, both ancient and modern. It was built in an isolated rural area many miles away from the first point urbanized city of Ahmedabad, one of the most populous in India, in Gujarat state, west of the country and bordering with Pakistan imi the northwest.