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Gandhi Labor Institute

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in Ahmedabad, India.

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“...Again Doshi refuses to think of functions as being discrete: the institute's activities flow freely into one another in a way that is deliberately ambiguous. The composition is distinguished by its studied contrast of regularity and irregularity. Axes are implied, denied, then rediscovered. The approach is along a diagonal which traverses the forecourt prior to mounting a shallow flight of steps flanked by a pool. The institution is 'de-monumentalised' to make it feel accessible to the public. One enters at the first floor under a transversal vault which then feeds laterally into the various departments by means of a lofty interior gallery. The interior route involves twists, turns and unexpected vistas, and is perhaps a metaphor of the Mahatma's past.” William J.R. Curtis

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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