A journey of 100 years of Architecture in India | Part 02

This is the second part of the series of ‘A Journey of 100 years of Architecture in India’. Since the beginning of 20th century, Indian Architecture has seen a lot of transformation right from the colonial architecture to modern and then the global in the recent times. India has always been rich in Architecture, either one of the first civilizations of the world, Indus Valley Civilization, the architecture of Hampi in late middle ages or the Mughal Architecture till 19th Century.

Architect and Urban Designer Vikas Pawar have worked on Journey of 100 years of architecture in India from 1905 to 2005, with the guidance from Prof. K. T. Ravindran, Dr. Vinod Gupta, and Ar. Anuj Mehta. He was recently awarded for his work at the centenary celebration of Indian Institute of Architects in 2017. A graduate of School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi, Vikas Pawar has been a speaker at TEDx Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, Kolkata and TEDx PEC, Chandigarh.

The projects have been arranged in chronological order under various building categories like Cultural, Public Building, Housing, Educational, and Building for Governance. We have divided the list of buildings in four parts, we request our readers to go through all the parts of this article, also if you feel that some architecture marvel has been missed out, do share with us. We would be happy to update this list.

1956 Hight Court Chandigarh

Designed by: Le Corbusier
Category: Building for Governance
City: Chandigarh

1957 Krishi Bhavan New Delhi

Designed by: R.I. Gehlote
Category: Building for Governance
City: New Delhi

1957 Udyog Bhavan New Delhi

Designed by: R.I. Gehlote
Category: Building for Governance
City: New Delhi

1957-62 L.D Institute of Indology

Designed by: Balkrishna Doshi
Category: Cultural
City: Ahamedabad

1957 Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi

Designed by: Joseph Allen Stein
Category: Cultural
City: Ahmadabad

1958 United States Embassy New Delhi

Designed by: Edward Durrell Stone
Category: Building for Governance
City: New Delhi 

1958-61 Azad Bhavan New Delhi

Designed by: Achyut Kanvinde
Category: Cultural
City: New Delhi 

1958-63 Gandhi smarak sangrahalaya at Ahmadabad

Designed by: Charles Correa
Category: Cultural
City: Ahmadabad

1959-61 Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi

Designed by: Habib Rahman’s
Category: Cultural
City: New Delhi

1959-65-Talwara-Township

Designed by: Pierre Jeanneret & J.S. Dethe
Category: Housing
City: Chandigarh

1959-66 Indian Institute Of Technology, Kanpur

Designed by: Achyut Kanvinde
Category: Educational
City: Kanpur

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