Remembering BV Doshi, the great architect who strived to build timelessness

Pritzker awardee, Doshi blended modernist values with local ethos; the IIM-B building is an example

BV Doshi, Balkrishna Doshi
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Pritzker Prize Laureate Ar BV Doshi

Sohini Das Mumbai
BV Doshi, arguably India’s greatest architect, breathed his last at the age of 95 in Ahmedabad on Tuesday. With him comes to an end one of the most prolific chapters of Indian architecture – Doshi’s brand of sustainable development in which the building blends seamlessly with the surroundings and facilitates harmony between the built environment and its inhabitants.

Doshi managed to forge a distinct architectural philosophy and expression – a blend of modernist values and local ethos – and it won him the Pritzker Prize in 2018. The Pritzker is considered the Nobel Prize in architecture, and Doshi is the

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First Published: Jan 25 2023 | 2:16 PM IST

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