Power Station of Art, Shanghai lauds Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi

Courtesy: Archnet.org

Power Station of Art, Shanghai is proud to present Balkrishna Doshi: Celebrating Habitat—The Real, the Virtual & the Imaginary, the first retrospective exhibition in China for Balkrishna Doshi, highly acclaimed Indian architect, urban planner, educator, academician and institution builder.

According to a report, the exhibition showcases more than 30 pieces of the Indian architect’s notable works, including personal and public housing, community projects, educational institution, urban planning and furniture design. Represented in multiple scales, these architecture projects aim to construct a philosophical retrospection of Doshi’s practice spanning 62 years, hoping to inspire young Chinese architects about the possibility of the application of modernist architecture in China, and at the same time, invite the audience to experience architecture as the celebration of habitat.

Doshi’s own studio, Vastu-Shilpa, was founded in 1955. He then launched the Vastu Shilpa Foundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design, famous for its pioneering works in affordable housing and city planning. In 1962, Doshi became the first Founder Director of School of Architecture, Ahmedabad (1962–72).

(Source: e-flux.com)

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