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CATALOGUE 2016


10 X 10 MASTERS OF INDIAN ARCHITECTURE is a series of book developed by Altrim Publishers that will rediscover the fathers of Indian Contemporary Architecture with monographs of each architect. ALTRIM aims to spread the word internationally and locally of the legacy of Indian Architecture Masters, to give them the credit they deserve and to serve of inspiration to generations of architects to come, as well as to put together the history of Indian Architecture since its Independence Revolution.


10 X 10 Masters of Indian Architecture Series

ADITYA PRAKASH

ADITYA PRAKASH

Aditya Prakash, was an architect, painter, academic and published author. He belonged to the first generation of Indian Modernists closely associated with Chandigarh and the developmentalist practices of postcolonial India under Jawaharlal Nehru.

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Paperback 80 pages With colour photographs and plans. 8.27 x 5.83� (210x 148 mm)

Chandigarh College of Architecture

Initially intended to be a simple variation of Le Corbusier’s School of Art, this building ultimately was subtly reinterpreted by Aditya Prakash to accommodate its smaller budget per square foot as compared to that of its model. Rather than eliminate the program, Prakash choose to economise by using the Modulor to scale the building down. In the process, he also revised the Modulor dimensions to fit the Indian brick size. While the basic section and the rhythm of the piers of the two buildings are the same, the plan and overall character of the College of Architecture feels quite different because of its rescaling. The final curve of the studio beams is also quite different. The entrance corridor, the big courtyard, the massive beams, and the detailing of the front brise-soleil façade are all worth paying close attention to. The library addition in the back by S.S. Bhatti is also quite remarkable. Dust am, sequis maionseque lab ilita asi reped maiorepudi omniendae volupta tempore porerior sum inus duciende rem voluptat. Riaestibea dustiae coribustrum latature non consenisque verferore que volores enesed earuptat quas dic to beate nobis deseratur, volum ini ut rectur, officid que vellacea expel iditaqui omnihil ium et oditionsero odionse ratibeaqui bea quatur? Idit faccus, tem. Sam qui ne praero officiatia cusanimaxim est que . 5

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10 X 10 Masters of Indian Architecture Series

ANANT RAJE

ANANT RAJE

He worked with Louis Kahn in Philadelphia (USA). He devoted his life to see the completion of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, which Kahn did not live to see completed. For over thirty years he has taught at the CEPT University (Ahmedabad) and was a visiting professor at many universities in America and Europe.


10 X 10 Masters of Indian Architecture Series

RAJ REWAL

RAJ REWAL

Is an exponent of the Indian vernacular. He often turns to ancient Indian cities and townships like Fatehpur Sikri for inspiration, as in his Asian games village or the National Institute for Immunology’s campus. Rewal often builds with sandstone and brick, even going so far as to use glass bricks to permit gentle light.


10 X 10 Masters of Indian Architecture Series

B. V. DOSHI

B. V. DOSHI

He worked with modernist and contemporary giants, Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. Doshi retains that modernist edge but with a distinct Indian spirit. Sangath, his office, is a modernist yet earthy idyll, with soothing white vaults and free-standing pots set against lush green lawns.


10 X 10 Masters of Indian Architecture Series

CHARLES CORREA

CHARLES CORREA

At the frontier of contemporary Indian architecture, he is very adept at sensitively meeting needs and preserving history. In his projects we find Indian values, for connecting pathways and history, abide deeply in his work, even without apparent reference.


10 X 10 Masters of Indian Architecture Series

ACHYUT KANVINDE

ACHYUT KANVINDE

He worked with modernist Walter Gropius, dealt in proportional geometry, economical shapes, steel frames and reinforced concrete. His work provides ample practicality in the Indian climate and expresses social change.


10 X 10 Masters of Indian Architecture Series

JOSEPH ALLEN STEIN

J. ALLEN STEIN

Was an American architect and a major figure in the establishment of a regional modern architecture in the San Francisco Bay area in the 1940s. In 1952 he moved to India where he designed several important buildings, most notably in Delhi.


10 X 10 Masters of Indian Architecture Series

LAURIE BAKER

LAURIE BAKER

Was an Englishman who had a deep respect for the understanding of spaces stored in Indian architectural methods. Because of his value for vernacular, organic and sustainable architecture, he made use of traditional techniques and materials whilst also devising new ones.


10 X 10 Masters of Indian Architecture Series

HASMUKH C. PATEL

HASMUKH C. PATEL

Known among prominent Indian architects in the post-independence era along with Ch. Correa, and others. He was also a key figure in reviving interest and mobilizing support for the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project in 1970s and for constituting Riverfront Development Group.


10 X 10 Masters of Indian Architecture Series

CHRISTOPHER CHARLES BENNINGER

CH. CH. BENNINGER

Is an American-Indian architect and planner. He innovated the concept of Site and Services, an approach to housing providing access to shelter. His best known works are a cluster of academic and educational campuses in the region between Mumbai and Pune.


The first titles are: Aditya Prakash | Anant Raje | Raj Rewal | B. V. Doshi | Charles Correa

ACHYUT KANVINDE HASMUKH C. PATEL

RAJ REWAL

CHARLES CORREA

LAURIE BAKER

ANANT RAJE

B. V. DOSHI

VIKRAMĀDITYA PRAKĀSH

J. ALLEN STEIN

ADITYA PRAKASH

Achyut Kanvinde | Joseph Allen Stein | Laurie Baker | Hasmukh C. Patel Christopher Charles Benninger


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ALTRIM aims to spread the word internationally and locally of the legacy of Indian Architecture Masters, to give them the credit they deserve and to serve of inspiration to generations of architects to come, as well as to put together the history of Indian Architecture since its Independence Revolution.

Master of Indian Architecture Series 10 x10  

10 X 10 MASTERS OF INDIAN ARCHITECTURE is a series of book developed by Altrim Publishers that will rediscover the fathers of Indian Contemp...