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Architect Balkrishna Doshi
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Location Ahmedabad, Gujarat State, India   map
Date 1979 to 1981   timeline
Building Type Architectural office
 Construction System concrete
Climate desert
Context urban or suburban
Style Modern
Notes Concrete arches.








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Discussion Sangath Commentary

"Sangath is a fragment of Doshi's private dream: a microcosm of his intentions and obsessions. Inspired by the earth-hugging forms of the Indian vernacular, it also draws upon the vault suggestions of Le Corbusier. A warren of interiors derived from the traditional Indian city, it is also influenced by sources as diverse as [Louis I. Kahn], [Alvar Aalto] and [Antonio Gaudi]. A work of art stands on its own merits and Sangath possesses that indefinable quality of authenticity. Even local labourers and passing peasants like to come and sit next to it, enjoying the low mounds of the vaults or the water-jars overgrown with creepers."

— William J.R. Curtis. Balkrishna Doshi, An Architecture for India. New York: Rizzoli, 1988. p118.

Sources on Sangath

William J.R. Curtis. Balkrishna Doshi: An Architecture for India. Photographs by Balkrishna Doshi. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1988. ISBN 0-8478-0937-4. LC 87-43269. NA1510.D67C87 1988. p118-135. exterior photo from pond, p119-120. interior photo of entry and stair, p130. interior photo of main studio, p131. exterior photo from garden, p11. drawing of plan, p33. lateral section, p126. drawing of complex overview, p123.

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Sangath


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