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Germany: Pritzker Prize winner BV Doshi’s retrospective at Vitra Design Museum

Avantika Shankar | ArchitecturalDigest | PUBLISHED: JUN 21, 2019 | 09:00:13 IST

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The Vitra Design Museum in Germany is hosting the first ever retrospective of Balakrishna Doshi’s work to be held outside Asia. It is curated by Khushnu Panthaki Hoof, the granddaughter of Doshi. The colossal exhibition offers insight on how Doshi’s work has influenced a new outlook on architectural design.

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect is responsible for some of India’s most iconic buildings—which are timelessly relevant for the revolutionary philosophy behind their creation. Bringing together works as diverse as the Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) campus in Ahmedabad, the Aranya Low Cost Housing scheme in Indore, and the architect’s own Ahmedabad home, Kamala House, the exhibition aims to walk audiences through Doshi’s process of creating spaces that expand the notion of what architecture is all about.

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