Architects’ premier body to hold exhibition showcasing Bengal

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As the Indian Institute of Architects completes 100 years, the West Bengal Chapter of the (IIH) will organise an exhibition, showcasing works of its architects next month.

The two-day exhibition, which will begin on June 9, will give the architects of the state due recognition and facilitate appropriate documentation of their works, Chairperson of West Bengal Chapter of the organisation, Gita Balakrishnan said in a statement today.

On the inaugural day, a film ‘Uncommon Sense’, based on the life and works of legendary architect Laurie Baker, will be screened. The film has been directed by his grandson, Vineet Radhakrishnan, who will also be present on the occasion.

Baker was a British-born Indian architect, renowned for his initiatives in cost-effective energy-efficient architecture and designs that maximised space, ventilation and light and maintained an uncluttered yet striking aesthetic sensibility.


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