Architecture Reading Aid Ahmedabad


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  • Niklas Fanelsa, Marius Helten, Björn Martenson, Leonard Wertgen
  • Language: English
  • Published in: 2015
  • 144 pages
  • 105 x 160
  • ISBN: 978-3-944074-10-8

The Indian City Ahmedabad is an architecture Mecca: here you can find masterpieces by Le Corbusier, Luis Kahn, Charles Correa and Balkrishna Doshi – all submerged in a vibrant architecture of the everyday, where activities of eating, working, selling, sleeping, praying take over public space. This cute book is dedicated to both the architecture with a capital A and the inventive spatial practices that generate an ephemeral urbanism of surprising encounters. It introduces the reader to the built environment of the north Indian metropolis Ahmedabad, employing clear axonometric drawings as well as short texts providing both cultural and historical context.

The Architecture Reading Aid Ahmedabad serves as an idiosyncratic travel guide to the city’s architecture in all forms—from modernist masterpieces to informal urban arrangements, sprouting spontaneously up on streets and plazas. For architect and layperson alike, it serves as an accessible guide to decoding and appreciating urbanism in India.