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Doshi: Chapter 1 - 'Eight months with olives and cheese'

A film series (2/10)
The film 'Doshi' by Premjit and Bijoy Ramachandran, follows the life and work of the Pritzker Prize winning Indian architect, Balkrishna V Doshi.

by STIRworld Aug 30, 2019

Balkrishna Doshi was instrumental in conceptualising and setting up one of the best schools of architecture in India, the Centre of Environment, Planning and Technology (CEPT), in Ahmedabad. Many influential decisions at the time brought about this conception to which Charles Correa, Rahul Mehrotra, Neelkanth Chhaya, Nimish Patel, Giovanni Leone and Sen Kapadia further add its relevance to. The chapter also shows the passion with which Doshi talks about the school, it is what brings about the sparkle in his eyes.

The chapter 'Eight months with olive and cheese', addresses the concerns and hardships that he faced while starting as a newcomer but believed that he was always doing the right thing, and that it was meant to be.

10 min watch ‘Doshi - Eight months with olives and cheese’ | BV Doshi | Bijoy Ramachandran| STIR
‘Doshi: Chapter 1 - Eight months with olives and cheese’ Video Credit: Bijoy and Premjit Ramachandran

See more from the film series 'Doshi':

Doshi: The Beginnings

Doshi: Chapter 1 - 'Eight months with olives and cheese'

Doshi: Chapter 2 - 'I’m not an architect… for me its a search'

Doshi: Chapter 3 - 'Indian Plan is Not Centric'

Doshi: Chapter 4 - 'You Are Representing God'

Doshi: Chapter 5 - 'The End Result Is Not as Exciting as the Process'

Doshi: Chapter 6 - 'Architecture is a Matter of Transformation'

Doshi: Chapter 7 - 'Human Being, By Nature, Is a Warm Compassionate Animal'

Doshi: Chapter 8 - 'So, What Is Our Heritage?'

Doshi: Karma

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