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Architecture that celebrates life

people in india with pots on their heads

Balkrishna Doshi, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, 1977/1992
© Iwan Baan 2018

The Indian architect and Pritzker Prize-winner Balkrishna Doshi considers architecture to be particularly successful when you don’t notice it, as he thinks it’s more important to build communities than landmarks. In this, his ideas of sustainability are highly topical as they take social, environmental and commercial dimensions into consideration while integrating plants as air conditioning. He is interested, for instance, in affordable living space that meets the residents’ needs and that can be added onto by them, what he calls “growing houses”. What can we learn from him? We’ll find out by making our own models.