The Indian Institute of Management by architect Louis I. Kahn was built in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India in – Louis Kahn, one of the finest modern architects, designed the IIM-A campus in India: the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A). Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad (IIM) is a major icon of modernism Architecture, designed by American architect Louis Kahn.

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If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. Unfortunately, Kahn was unable to see his design come to fruition as he had died in New York City in before the project was finished. Make sense of this first, Kahn seems to be saying, before you make sense of balance sheets, market segmentation and the IS-LM model.

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Kahn is perhaps best known in India for a building that is not only one of his finest works, but also houses one of the finest educational institutions in India: The conceptual rethinking of the educational practice ahmedanad a school into an institute, where education was a collaborative, louiss effort occurring in and out of the classroom.

The two sections are connected by a subterranean tunnel.

On a campus that was proud of its exceptionalism, this was one more thing to feel exceptional about. Students glanced at the boards and photographs as they walked by. The sad truth is that ahmevabad students, at least when I was on campus, spent any time at all realizing that they were living in one of the great buildings of the world. Wikimedia has received an e-mail confirming that the copyright holder has approved publication under the terms mentioned on this page.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply. You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer. The only unifying element of these two formal types was the use of diagonal wall surfaces.


That is not a criticism of architecture or architectural writing. I sat there watching car after car kxhn car unload passengers with their baggage. I would try to make it from Dorm 5 to Dorm 10, say, and find myself permanently stuck in the basement of Dorm 2. In this arid area of the country and in an area of 26 hectares fairly flat, Kahn outlined a map of inherent scale and geometric forms and related to the institutional hierarchy of the various buildings and programs.

This correspondence has ahmedabsd reviewed by an OTRS member and stored in our permission archive. Their main focus was to create a new school of thought that incorporated a more western-style of teaching that allowed students to participate in class discussions and debates in comparison to the traditional style where students sat in lecture throughout the day. This will instantly resonate with anyone who has ever spent any time on the IIM-A campus.

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The intense light and heat were attenuated by covered walkways, light boxes and interior courtyards. Okay, take this building, now figure out how you will respond to it and make it respond to you. The scale for this great campus was determined by the Indian government and the western state of Gujarat and was inspired by the Harvard Business School.

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Distinctive features of these buildings include the many square arches and brick structures on the walls with carved circles. Each time you walked in and out of a classroom, or the library, or that long corridor by the classroom, or through a hidden walkway under the ramp…each time Kahn played his little tricks on you, lavishing you with light one moment and a slab of shadow the next. Architecture is better explained in images Follow us on Instagram!

The IIM-A campus is broadly divided into two sections.

Married teachers or students could enjoy more complete housing units, are actually small apartments with lounge, kitchen, one or two bedrooms, shower room, bathroom and terrace.

The implementation of this program required different types of buildings, a school, dormitories for students and housing for teachers and ahmedabaad.


That she has written such a readable biography of a man who appears to have been so complex, layered and even mystical, is a triumph in itself. We understand the quality of this translation is not excellent and we are working to replace these with high quality human translations. However, by continuing to use ahemdabad site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Completing the project took more than a decade, but Kahn in his last trip to India inbefore his death to return to ahemdabad U. The relationship of the plant shows the relationship between the school and the different residences, creating both a constructive and functional unit.

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Have been used subtly in the four corners of the school building and is the main organizing principle within the school buildings, residence and staff accommodation and service. For many, I suspect, the information was a revelation. In fact it is, in some ways, ahmedwbad compliment.

Like any field ,ahn seems to straddle the arts and the sciences, architecture does not solve problems but translates them into more pleasurable problems.

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Fri, Jun 16 Submit your work Submit work. These tricks, these seductions, created a campus in which the public spaces were uniquely contemplative and quiet, while the private ones exploded with life and activity. The magnitude of the project, red tape, climate, time difference, timing, cultural differences and many other topics, led to that work started before Kahn finished his designs. In other words, his tendency of building deceptively simple outer walls around complex, playful inner ones.

This artificial lake divides asymmetrically and residential buildings for teachers of students and school. And we would wonder: