Born : December 28, konkan region of Maharashtra. Education : Sir J. He used concrete frame structure in filled with panels and plastered in a fine stone grit finish. He mostly used the locally available materials.

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All having: similar facades. Ribbon windows. A grid frame structure- unexposed, and plastered exterior finish. Followed by an experimental phase- in the course of the next five years he designed: Harivallabdas House ii IIT Kanpur iii Doodhsagar Dairy Each appears to be an exploration in a distinctly new direction.

The Harivallabdas House has been taken up in detail later on. The form is very rough, and blocky. He has always been described to be modest and approachable, and always has preferred to keep a low profile. This building presents a stark contrast to his character. Though there is thus a clear agreement about his early works, there is no accepted view on whether his later works were an evolution of the Modern view or a new approach.

Expressed Concrete structure in combination with brick became the dynamic determinant of form and order. Here the paradox is that what Brutalism in the West was popular for the dynamism and the aesthetic of vigour, in neo-Gandhian India of s is regarded a realistic and expressive product of India. In retrospect, that style shows a remarkable similarity with the brute morphology of vernacular architecture in parts of India. In Kanpur, the local availability of high quality brick and the prevalent labour and construction practices made Kanvinde go for reinforced concrete for structural frames and brick as infills.

Another facet of Indian Architecture, which is ironical in the way it transforms building concepts, is the labour intensive building industry. With his wife Mallika, a renowned exponent of classical dances he had even started Darpana, an institution of the performing arts.

During the construction of PRL, he met Kanvinde and became a close friend. Kanvinde resigned from his job in to found his practice with Rai. Sarabhai and others ensured a steady flow of works. With Mallika and Dr. Sarabhai, Kanvinde gradually developed a common vision of architectural profession in the young nation tied with the other arts and humanities.

The relation with Sarabhai having so deepened; Kanvinde was now being consulted on various matters. Sarabhai died in Between to , Dr. Sarabhai was responsible for creating more than 25 institutions in various fields and Kanvinde was intimately involved with shaping most of those.

The fact that Kanvinde earned the confidence and respect of such men reveals as much about the architect as about the patrons. A set of vertical volumes that rise gradually- this buildings is visually appealing, and unimposing. It has a large grand flight of steps on its entrance. The skylights- which are the dominant highlight of the design are a common repeating element in many of his works- such as the Doodhsagar Dairy, and the Nehru Science Center, Mumbai.

The building accommodates a complex of workshops, library, lecture halls and observatory. Harivallabdas House Ahemdabad, India Distinct living modules are arranged under a sweeping parasol and sensitively sited in a garden setting. We can clearly understand the internal functions of this building by observing it from the outside- as they appear as separate masses. These are arranged in ways that are functional from inside and elegant from outside.

Site Location- Ahemdabad. Materials Used: RCC frame, brick and grit finish. Analysis: Visual appeal- due to its divided massing, their proportions and horizontality. Modern for its time- built in Exposed circulation spaces Dull neutral colors used, like in most of his other works. They appear to be built with a large amount of thought having been given to making them functionally efficient and practically feasible. This coupled with his humble character might be the reason for his work to not have received the same attention.

His works are generally raw and unemotional. For the time they were built, his buildings might have been highly inspirational, and emotional. Another factor which is likely to have been responsible for the nature of his work is the amount of commissions that he received.

The large amount of work on his hands could have been the reason for the works to have shaped up in a similar way. His buildings were always conceived with first priority given to its functions, and the social values when designing spaces. They rejected symmetry. Even the temple he designed, at the fag end of his career, for ISKON, has three shikharas- all of which face different angles- very unlike any other temple, which would have its shikhars linearly arranged- emphasizing a direction.

The visible difference in his later works, as compared to earlier ones, is that the structural system is easily readable on the face of the building, and the buildings clearly respond to climate. It was a prolific career in that the scale and number of projects he worked on from the beginning are incomparable.

A much deep-probing understanding of his life and his work responsive to his larger interests and concerns seems important to clarify the important phase of the political and social process in the creation in the new country which he shaped and guided. Humility and reticence are acclaimed hallmarks of his persona, which is probably one of the reasons his works have not been as widely known as they could have been. He gave his attention to the students of architecture, and was passionately involved with them.

Kanvinde traveled extensively across the country and always made it a point to carry books and magazines along. He used to say the long travels gave him time to read, reflect and introspect. Reader Interactions.


Achyut Kanvinde

All having: similar facades. Ribbon windows. A grid frame structure- unexposed, and plastered exterior finish. Followed by an experimental phase- in the course of the next five years he designed: Harivallabdas House ii IIT Kanpur iii Doodhsagar Dairy Each appears to be an exploration in a distinctly new direction.


Journey of Achyut Kanvinde- Report

His mother died when he was two and his father was an arts teacher in Mumbai. Kanvinde, influenced by his father, a portrait and landscape painter, took up art and graduated in architecture from Sir J. School of Arts, Mumbai in He was then sent by the Government of India to study at Harvard where he worked under Walter Gropius and was influenced by his thinking and teaching. Some of his famous batchmates were Paul Rudolph , I.



Moses road, Worli, Mumbai. The northern and western sides of the complex are surrounded be slums making it impossible to link the structure with the planetarium on the western side. The entire complex spreads across a sloped marshy land covering about 8 acres. Activities 1. Exposition with walls — science for children, sound and hearing and sight, discovery and our heritage.


Kanvinde was born in Achara, in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, in in a large family. His mother died when he was two and his father was an arts teacher in Bombay. He was raised by his large extended family in the seclusion of the village, his father being away in Bombay where he was an art teacher in schools. EDUCATION Kanvinde Kanvinde had the calling of a painter and did enrol in an art school but the family decided that architecture would be a better profession for him, a living could be earned more easily. School of Art in , the first of the three existing architecture programs in the country then. It was then headed by Claude Batley, who was also the premier architect of the country. Achyut Kanvinde attended Harvard Graduate school of Design in becoming the first Indian architect to have studied in America.

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