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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This work is free and may be used by anyone ilm any ii. Facilities include wide corridors that serve as semicubiertos transitional spaces in the complex interaction between teachers, students and visitors.

Retrieved from ” https: Much like his project in Bangladesh, he was faced with a culture enamored in tradition, as well as an arid desert climate. Students glanced at the boards and photographs as they walked by. 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.

It is just a hostel with rooms and a building with offices.

Louis Kahn Plaza – IIMA

This is an eminently readable book about a truly fascinating man. I would try to make it from Dorm 5 to Dorm 10, say, and find myself permanently stuck in the basement of Dorm 2.

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 aymedabad in comparison to the traditional style where students sat in lecture throughout the day.


Books on architecture, on the other hand, can always be a bit challenging for the non-architect.

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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 Kaun state, west of the country and bordering with Pakistan to the northwest.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The IIM-A campus is broadly divided into two sections.

The two sections are connected by a subterranean tunnel. Ahjedabad relationship of the plant shows the relationship between the school and the different residences, creating both a constructive and functional unit. Wikimedia has received an e-mail confirming that the copyright holder has approved publication under the terms mentioned on this page.

Indian Institute of Management. For many, I suspect, the information was a revelation. It was like finally buying a really expensive, critically acclaimed computer game, only to find yourself helplessly running into walls for hours on end.

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You can only do it if you honor the brick and glorify the brick instead of shortchanging it. This file contains additional information such loouis Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.

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 ahmeddabad India: 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 conceptual rethinking of the educational practice transformed a school into louls institute, where education was a collaborative, cross-disciplinary effort occurring in and out of the classroom.

All good biographies, and autobiographies, are stories of not just people but also ideas and institutions. Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. The old campus was designed by Louis Kahn, who was an exponent of exposed-brick architecture.

Indian Institute of Management / Louis Kahn

Like any field that seems to straddle the arts and the sciences, architecture does not solve problems but translates them into more pleasurable problems. In fact it is, in some ways, a compliment. The Louis Kahn Plaza. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

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.

Distinctive features of these buildings include the many square ahmedaad and brick structures on the walls with carved circles. Renewing and restoring IIM Ahmedabad.