Liife and works of Indian architect Ar. Ananth Raje. EARLY LIFE: ANANT DAMODAR RAJE 2 He was born on September in Bombay. This Presentation discusses the life, career and works of Ar. Anant Raje- authorSTREAM Presentation. Edited by Shubhra Raje and Amita Raje. A few years before his death in , Anant Raje had begun to assemble a draft of his works – published and.

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Indian architectural fraternity needs no introduction to Anant Raje Before starting work on the project Kahn wanted to meet the local architects to understand type of building, climatic conditions, the Indian way of life and similar topics. Upload from Desktop Single File Upload. Go to Application Have a question? Arch consultant required for Patna software park project Sasikala Raje December 31, For historians, it is a frozen history of modern architecture in India in post-independence period.

Working on construction of the Indian Institute of Business Management Building complex with Louis I Kahn, as his representative to develop design details and organize site office in Ahmedabad Later he became the honorary Director of the School of Architecture, Ahmedabad CEPT throughout the period of his independent practice. Light itself would say ‘this is the domed room and not a flat-roofed room’, or an arch, or a vault.

These include both built and unbuilt works and competition entries. Raje worked there from to in close association with the master architect. Thereafter he established his own practice “Anant Raje Architects” in Ahmedabad but his association with Louis Kahn continued till his death in March Luckily the book contains some of his rare writings which throw light on the thought process of the architect.


He was a revered architect, teacher, intellectual and perfectionist. His works had indeed a softness and quality of transcendence PowerPoint Presentation: In the last essay Raje wrote, “Kahn would often talk about light, how light defines and characterizes space.

Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s first residential project in Miami is almost complete. Water — How to do more with less Sawdust March 22, In all these projects Raje always tried to put certain ideas to test — may be because of that in all his works there was originality and something new. So, there is nothing wrong if Raje is considered as Louis Kahn of India because he richly deserves that nomenclature. These preoccupations of Louis Kahn were the lessons learned.

Notwithstanding the inconsistent write-ups of the projects, the illustrations speak for themselves and convey their meanings to the architects in their own language. Anant Raje, revered architect, teacher, intellectual and perfectionist.

As a result, his philosophy, ideas sorks thinking process have not been translated into words and recorded in the print media. Industries, India in Unlike many other monographs which are produced for the sole aim of recording ananh finished works of the architects, this book laid emphasis on the process of development of projects and the journey of the architect through the medium of sketching, models, drawings, detailing and photographs.

Professional practice with Ar. When such a meeting was arranged, Raje was one of the invitees.

If the disciplines of the mind are underpinnings of all his work, it is his excellent understanding of the elements of building, and the laws of construct, that give it the sense of ordered presence.


He was not in the habit of writing and speaking too much.

A befitting treatise on Anant Raje – The Louis Kahn of India

Anant Raje was a man of few words – as most of his students and colleagues know it. The book features about thirty projects done by Anant Raje.

It was Louis Kahn who had profound influence on Anant Raje. He was visiting faculty at many prestigious Schools of Architecture the world over. Prominent among these are: Its location on the campus encourages and facilitates interaction between participants wkrks the faculty.

Doshiin Ahmedabad working on numerous projects PowerPoint Presentation: In the office of Prof. Has accommodation facility in rajd air-conditioned furnished double rooms with a separate dining hall, a reading lounge, classrooms and a Computer Lab.

A befitting treatise on Anant Raje – The Louis Kahn of India

All great architects look for guidance from other great architects, and Raje was an exception to this. Kahn in Philadelphia Light could enhance the character of a particular space or structure anqnt enclosed this space.

A close perusal of the above buildings reveals that there was a wlrks thin line separating the two geniuses, or we may call it – ‘there was one soul in two bodies – Louis Kahn and Anant Raje’.

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