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2018 Pritzker Prize Winner Balkrishna Doshi's Work in 21 Images

08:00 - 9 March, 2018
2018 Pritzker Prize Winner Balkrishna Doshi's Work in 21 Images, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology . Image © VSF. Courtesy of the Pritzker Architecture Prize
Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology . Image © VSF. Courtesy of the Pritzker Architecture Prize

After designing over a hundred buildings and establishing several schools of architecture, Balkrishna Doshi achieved architecture’s highest accolade: the Pritzker Prize Award. Doshi is the first Indian architect to receive this award. He is known as an architectural advocate for social change and the environment.

Doshi believes his award is not only for himself but for all of India. The 90-year-old architect stood out as a pioneer of social housing design and architectural identity in India. Reflect on his legacy through these 21 images of his work:

7 Projects You Need to Know by 2018 Pritzker Prize Winner B.V. Doshi

12:00 - 7 March, 2018
7 Projects You Need to Know by 2018 Pritzker Prize Winner B.V. Doshi, Amdavad ni Gufa. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Amdavad ni Gufa. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

Earlier today, B.V. Doshi was named the winner of the 2018 Pritzker Prize, the profession’s highest accolade. For the past 70 years, Doshi has shaped the discourse of architecture and urban design, with a particularly strong influence in his native India, through projects including private residences, schools, banks, theaters, and low-income housing developments. Here are seven examples of this work that exemplifies Doshi’s respect for eastern culture and his desire to contribute to his country through authentic designs that enhance people's quality of life.

Sangath. Image Courtesy of VSF Life Insurance Corporation Housing. Image Courtesy of VSF Amdavad ni Gufa. Image Courtesy of VSF CEPT University. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 14

56+55 Sumeru / Vastu Shilpa Consultants

15:00 - 14 April, 2012
Courtesy of Vastu Shilpa Consultants
Courtesy of Vastu Shilpa Consultants

This residential project in Ahmedabad, India by Vatsu Shilpa Consultants follows the metamorphosis of an old vacant rowhouse into a renovated townhouse into a final fusion with the adjoining building. The project began in 2004 and went through several modifications and additions. By 2010, the adjoining house was purchased and 56+55 Sumeru was created.

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