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Doshi: Chapter 4 - 'You are representing God'

A film series (5/10)
The film 'Doshi' by Premjit and Bijoy Ramachandran, follows the life and work of the Pritzker Prize winning Indian architect, Balkrishna V Doshi.

by STIRworldPublished on : Aug 31, 2019

Chapter four of the film ‘Doshi’ addresses the primary way of thinking that architects deliberate on when they decide to design for their clients. Instead of thinking of it as an ordinary job, BV Doshi instigates the architect to treat themselves as representatives of a higher power who is building a temple for his client. Here, he references to the various housing complexes he has designed and the way people have adapted to them over a period of time.

“As architects, we must look at housing as a place where communities can continue to thrive over generations, because they have the house as a part of them, accommodating their life and changes.” - BV Doshi

8 min watch ‘Doshi: Chapter 4 – You are representing God’ | BV Doshi | Bijoy Ramachandran| STIR
Doshi: Chapter 4 – You are representing God’ 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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