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Achyut Kanvinde
Akar
Paper Type: Galgo Glode Ultra White | Size: 279 x 279mm
All colour;257 photographs,8 maps amd 276 illustration

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Achyut Kanvinde – Akar is a monograph on the life and works of Achyut Kanvinde, one of the pioneers of Modern Architecture in India with a professional career spanning five decades. Celebrated as the father of campus planning in India, some of Kanvinde’s better-known projects include the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; National Dairy Development Board Campus, Anand; National Institute of Bank Management and National Insurance Academy, Pune; Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai; and National Science Centre and the ISKCON Temple in Delhi. Of the large number of projects designed under the aegis of Kanvinde Rai & Chowdhury, this book deals primarily with 45 selected works that the authors felt best represent the firms oeuvre. A compilation of unrealised projects, research studies, competitions, working drawings, and an exhaustive chronology complete the monograph.


Sanjay Kanvinde
Sanjay Kanvinde
Editor

Sanjay Kanvinde, an Architect and Urban Designer by training, is presently a partner with Kanvinde Rai & Chowdhury. He has an experience of over 40 years in the field of architecture and urban design and has been involved in the design of various educational institutions in India. He has been actively involved in academics as visiting faculty in the Urban Design Department, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, since 1980; as well as a visiting critic and a member of board of studies at several schools of architecture.

Tanuja
Tanuja
Editor

A graduate of the University of Bangalore, Tanuja has been mentored by the Modern Masters of the country – Padalkar, Stein, Morad Chowdhury, and Kanvinde. With about 35 years of work experience and as a partner at Kanvinde Rai & Chowdhury since 2000, she has been involved in the design of a number of institutions and dairy complexes with an underlying concern towards creating a sustainable built environment.

Balkrishna V. Doshi
Balkrishna V. Doshi
Foreword