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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And then, suddenly, one day, everything made sense. Retrieved from ” https: This correspondence has been reviewed by an OTRS member and stored in our permission archive.

Louis Kahn: The man who listened to the bricks

They stepped out, the new students with their parents, and were instantly struck by the disorientation that Kahn seemed to revel in. Renewing and restoring IIM Ahmedabad. Books on architecture, on the other hand, can always be a bit challenging for the non-architect. When you first step into the campus, as I did inthe buildings at IIM-A tend to push you out to its peripheries.

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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. The extensive complex includes a library, teaching facilities and residential buildings. The provision of student dormitories and the school encourages human contact.

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. In some walls and brick facades combined with concrete, resulting in a mixed construction and ornamental.

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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.

Like any field that seems to straddle the arts and the sciences, architecture does not solve problems but translates them into more pleasurable problems. 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. Have been used subtly in the four corners of ahmedabd school building and is the main organizing principle within the school buildings, residence and staff accommodation and service.

And how people interact with, adapt to, and exert influence on these ideas and institutions. Okay, take this building, now figure out how you will respond to it and make it respond to you.

Kahn is perhaps best known 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: It is basically a building made of brick, traditional Indian materials.

The only unifying element of these two formal types was the use of diagonal wall surfaces.

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

Architecture is better explained in images Follow us lois Instagram! 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. Views View Edit History. This page was last edited on 7 Aprilat The intense light and heat were attenuated by covered kaahn, light boxes and interior courtyards. This artificial lake divides asymmetrically and residential buildings for teachers of students and school.

To be perfectly honest, almost nothing makes any sense.

Welcome to ArchEyes If you are an Architect, a Furniture Designer, a Photographer or you simply have something important to tell about Architecture you can submit your work to ArchEyes. Distinctive features of these buildings include the many square arches and brick structures on the walls with carved circles.


Because Kaahn wonderfully captures the significance of the building not just in absolute architectural terms but also in what it signifies in the life of Louis Kahn. And we would wonder: This work is free and may be used by anyone for any purpose. 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.

I would try to make it from Dorm 5 to Dorm 10, say, and find myself permanently stuck in the basement of Dorm 2. In other words, iik tendency of building deceptively simple outer walls around complex, playful inner lluis. 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. 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.

The implementation of this program required different types of buildings, a school, dormitories for students and housing for teachers and service. The two sections are connected by a subterranean tunnel. Permission Reusing this ahmedanad. Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site.

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