Designed by Louis I. Kahn in Ahmedabad between 1962 and 1974, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is considered to be one of his mature works and one of the most monumental buildings he conceived.

Initially involved only as a consultant, this project challenged him with new and unparalleled questions concerning the management of a “remote” construction site in a country where he was not familiar with tradition and methods such as India in the aftermath of its independence (1947). The reconstruction in detail of the multifaceted events of the design of the architectural complex, made it possible to highlight the significance that the IIM assumed within the broader cultural policy initiated by the Indian government and the different roles played by the protagonists involved. In particular, it retraced the working method developed by Kahn, underlining his obsessive attention to the construction details which define the overall shape of the buildings that were left with no cladding. The IIM’s focus on the various phases has also become a matter of urgency in recent years, since only a few years after the completion of the construction site the walls have begun to show the first signs of degradation which remain unsolved still today.

Alessandra Rampazzo
STEEL LIKE STRAW
Louis I. Kahn and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad
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isbn 9788862423960
book series Saggi Iuav
number 1
current edition 2 / 2020
first edition 2 / 2020
language English
size 14x21cm
pages 256
print color
binding paperback
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the author
Alessandra Rampazzo, b. 1986. Architect and PhD in History of Architecture. She graduated at Iuav University in Venice in 2010 and completed her PhD in History of Architecture in 2017. She is a founding partner, together with Marcello Galiotto, of AMAA Collaborative Architecture Office  For Res...

Alessandra Rampazzo, b. 1986. Architect and PhD in History of Architecture. She graduated at Iuav University in Venice in 2010 and completed her PhD in History of Architecture in 2017. She is a founding partner, together with Marcello Galiotto, of AMAA Collaborative Architecture Office 
For Research And Development she has been based in Venice since 2012 and in Arzignano (VI) since 2018. Her professional practice is continuously combined with academic research between Italy and India as well as her role as TA at the University for both areas of the practice, which are the practical design and the historical and theoretical practice of architecture.

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