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B. V. Doshi wins Pritzker Architecture Prize 2018
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The Pritzker Architecture Prize, known as the Nobel for architects, considered to be architecture's highest honour. B. V. Doshi becomes  first  indian architect to win Pritzker Architecture Prize. he is an architect, urban planner and educator for 70 years. In this long span of carrier includes wide ranging work in buildings include institutions, mixed-use complexes, housing projects, public spaces, galleries, and private residences. 
Doshi's poetic architecture draws upon Eastern influences to create a body of work that has "touched lives of every socio-economic class across a broad spectrum of genres since the 1950s," said the Pritzker jury. 
In the Doshi's studio, called Sangath (Ahmedabad, India, 1980), one can see the outstanding qualities of Doshi’s approach and understanding of architecture & urban planning. 

Doshi's notable projects are 

1. Institute of Indology   

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North facade and entrance. (Photo courtesy of VSF ) 

The Institute of Indology was designed to house ancient manuscripts, a research center and eventually, a museum. “All the elements one finds in Indian buildings are present [here]. I had studied a Jain upashraya, a home for monks, before I designed it. I had also met several Jain saints in the city to understand the traditional architecture for this building type.” Here, the building’s two stories, high plinth, and full length veranda are all components of traditional Indian buildings. The architect considered lighting, temperature and humidity levels to preserve the ancient artifacts stored inside.
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Top floor veranda. (Photo courtesy of VSF ) 


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Upstairs veranda. (Photo courtesy of VSF ) 

Life Insurance Corporation Housing 1973 Ahmedabad

As doshi says 
“One of my most favourite housing projects is the one I designed for Life Insurance Corporation, at Ahmedabad...Here I knew that the houses would be occupied by several generations of the same family, that they would identify with it, that there will be a strong sense of belonging and that their needs will change, and they may modify parts of it.”

To accommodate fluctuating socio-cultural needs of Indian families, Doshi reverses the typical order of a multi-residential building, placing the largest residence on the bottom and the smallest on the top, allowing the upper unit to enjoy a terrace, which can also be converted into an additional living space
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Housing before occupancy. (Photo courtesy of VSF ) 



Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 1977–1992 (Multiple Phases) , Bangalore
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Internal courtyards. (Photo courtesy of VSF ) 


Inspired by traditional maze-like Indian cities and temples, IIM Bangalore is organized as interlocking buildings, courts and galleries. It also provides a variety of spaces protected from the hot climate, and infuses greenery through semi-open corridors and gardens. "The integration of functions, movements, nature and the choices to accommodate diverse activities simultaneously are the distinguishing features of the campus at Bangalore today."































आर्किटेक्चर नोबेल जीतने वाले पहले भारतीय बने बी.वी. दोशी ,  पुरस्कार मिलने के बाद दोशी ने कहा, 'मेरा काम मेरे जीवन, दर्शन और सपनों का विस्तार है। मैं यह पुरस्कार अपने गुरु लि कॉर्ब्यूजेर को समर्पित करता हूं।' 




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Rajasthan patrika newspaper 23 march 2018 
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Doshi’s poetic architecture draws upon Eastern influences to create a body of work that “has touched lives of every socio-economic class across a broad spectrum of genres since the 1950s,” cites the jury.
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