One of the world’s most significant architectural photographers tours Ahmedabad and Bengaluru to capture the most iconic projects of BV Doshi
“I’ve known of BV Doshi’s work since my first trip to Ahmedabad in 1999, when I visited his Amdavad ni Gufa. But I only met him about a year ago. We wanted to collaborate on a larger documentation of his work — how it has changed and been adapted over time — maybe for a book. So when AD presented the opportunity to photograph his key projects in his home town (and Bengaluru), I couldn’t let it pass. I saw how Doshi’s designs became a framework for living, and offered the possibility for many people to change their lives at the Life Insurance Corporation Housing project. And I really enjoyed my time at his office, Sangath, of course! Doshi’s style is marked by an honesty, a realness, that is always evident. When so much architecture, these days, is about layers of ‘veneer’ over some kind of framework, and architectural elements from a catalogue put together, I feel there is much to learn from BV Doshi’s simplicity, in terms of real materials and spaces.” – Iwan Baan.