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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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. Cookies We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. Facilities include wide corridors that serve as semicubiertos transitional spaces in the complex interaction between teachers, students and visitors.

They stepped out, the new students with their parents, and were instantly struck by the disorientation that Kahn seemed to revel in. Because Lesser 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.

If you have questions about the archived correspondence, please use the OTRS noticeboard. 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.

Architecture is better explained in images Follow us on Instagram! In fact it is, in some ways, a compliment.

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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 louiz related to the institutional hierarchy of the various buildings and programs.

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.

How many business schools have subterranean tunnels? All these elements are integrated in the whole plastically. All good biographies, and autobiographies, are stories of not just people but also ideas and institutions. But because biographies, or at least the good ones, subordinate these ideas to the individual, you are never really overwhelmed.


Completing the project took more than a decade, but Kahn in his last trip to India inbefore his death to return to the U. I would try to make it from Dorm 5 to Dorm 10, say, and find myself permanently stuck in the basement of Dorm 2.

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You can only do it if you honor the brick and glorify the brick instead of shortchanging it. 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.

Unfortunately, Kahn was unable to see his design come to fruition as he had died in New York City in before the project was finished. 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: Much like his project in Bangladesh, he was faced with a culture enamored in tradition, as well as an arid desert climate.

However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. 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. 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.

Distinctive features of these buildings include the many square arches and brick structures on the walls with carved circles. 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.

These have been used as a unifying element between the different formal types of buildings. The intense light and heat were attenuated by covered walkways, light boxes and interior courtyards.

Have been used subtly in the four corners of the school building and is the main organizing principle within the school buildings, residence and ,ahn accommodation and service.

This is an eminently readable book about a truly fascinating man. With the location given to the three main parts of the whole school, the residence of students and teachers ahedabad managed to maximize the airflow and thereby improve ventilation. When you first step into the campus, as I did inthe buildings at IIM-A tend to push you out to its peripheries.


What do you think of that, Brick? Ahmeedabad timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, ahmedabbad it may be completely wrong. Indian Institute of Management. Louis Kahn at work with Balkrishna Doshi in the early s.

This page was last edited on 7 Aprilat The two sections are connected by a subterranean tunnel. Like any field that seems to straddle the arts and the sciences, architecture does not solve problems but translates them into more pleasurable problems.

Submit your work Submit work. Their main focus was to create a new school of thought lpuis 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. The old campus was designed by Louis Kahn, who was an exponent of exposed-brick architecture.

Married teachers or students could enjoy more complete housing units, are actually small apartments with lounge, kitchen, one or two bedrooms, shower room, bathroom and terrace.

Louis Kahn: The man who listened to the bricks – Livemint

Kahn conceived the Indian Institute of Managemnent as a mixture of austerity and majesty, including spaces for informal interaction and achieving lahn balance between modernism and tradition, which captured the timeless spirit of India.

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.

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Okay, take this building, now figure out how you will respond to it and make it respond to you. 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. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details kahj as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.

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