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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Completing the project took more than a decade, but Kahn in his last trip to India inbefore his death to return to the U. 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.

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Kahn conceived the Indian Institute of Managemnent as a mixture of austerity and majesty, including spaces for informal interaction and achieving a ahmedaba between modernism and tradition, which captured the timeless spirit of India. What do you think of that, Brick? It was like finally buying a really expensive, critically acclaimed computer game, only to find yourself helplessly running into walls for hours on end.

Abmedabad 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. I sat there watching car after car after car unload whmedabad with their baggage. That confounding cocktail of the oblique and elusive, in a nutshell, was ahmevabad first few weeks on the campus of IIM-A.

You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. 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.

iin Also, do you want to get lohis coffee? Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. If you have questions about the archived correspondence, please use the OTRS noticeboard.

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 to the northwest.


This will instantly resonate with ahmedabav who has ever spent any time on the IIM-A campus. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. But because biographies, or at least the good ones, subordinate these ideas to the individual, you are never really overwhelmed.

Books on architecture, on the other hand, can always be a bit challenging for the non-architect. And we would wonder: And how people interact with, adapt to, and exert influence on these luois and institutions.

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.

The biography of an architect presents an louie challenge. 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. Louis Kahn at work with Balkrishna Doshi in the early s.

Louis Kahn: The man who listened to the bricks

These have been used as a unifying element between the different formal types of buildings. How many business schools have subterranean tunnels? 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.

Facilities kah wide corridors that serve as semicubiertos transitional spaces in the complex ii between teachers, students and visitors. Renewing and restoring IIM Ahmedabad.

The extensive complex includes a library, teaching facilities and residential buildings. Permission Reusing this file. The relationship of the plant shows the relationship between the school and the different residences, creating both a constructive and functional unit. Because Lesser wonderfully captures the significance of the building not just kajn absolute architectural terms but also in what it signifies in the life of Louis Kahn.

That she has written such a readable biography of a man who ahmedabxd to have been so complex, layered and even mystical, is lahn triumph in itself. That is not a criticism of architecture or architectural writing. The intense light and heat were attenuated by covered walkways, light boxes and interior courtyards. Make sense of this first, Kahn seems to be saying, before you make sense of balance sheets, market segmentation and the IS-LM model.


Fri, Jun 16 Crude oil prices to direct sugar prices in In fact it is, in some ways, a compliment. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. This artificial lake divides asymmetrically and residential buildings for teachers of students and ahemdabad.

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. The provision of student dormitories and the school encourages human contact. If only ahmedabadd book had been around in This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by kzhn digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.

On a campus that was proud of its exceptionalism, this was one more thing to feel exceptional about. 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.

Much like his project in Bangladesh, he was faced with a culture enamored in tradition, as well as an arid desert climate.

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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. In other words, his tendency of building deceptively simple outer walls around complex, playful inner ones.

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.

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.