Balkrishna Doshi, Modernist Indian Architect, Is Dead at 95
The first Indian to receive the Pritzker Prize, he developed a distinctive approach to building for his countrys climates and cultures.
Balkrishna Doshi, an architect who helped bring modernism to his native India, at first collaborating with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn and then developing his own approach to building for his country's climates and cultures, died on Tuesday at his home in Ahmedabad, India, which he designed and named Kamala House, after his wife. He was 95.
The death was confirmed by his granddaughter Khushnu Hoof.
In 2018, Mr. Doshi who was known professionally as B.V. Doshi but was called just Doshi by nearly everyone became the first Indian architect to receive the Pritzker Prize, considered architectures highest honor. It was the latest in a long string of awards, conferred in India and abroad, that cited his achievements as both a designer and an educator. Although he never finished architecture school himself, he founded a school of architecture in Ahmedabad, and taught there for nearly half a century.
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