Indian Institute
of Management
Ahmedabad, India

In 1962, Louis Kahn was commissioned to design the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India by architect Balkrishna Doshi. Louis Kahn blended traditional and modern architectural idioms by incorporating local materials (brick and concrete) and techniques that maintain a dialogue with vernacular Indian architecture.

The Indian Institute of Management is a powerful school complex that influences young specialists who are just starting their independent lives. Louis Kahn studied the local architecture in order to find ways of designing light wells and a natural cooling system to protect the building’s occupants from India’s tropical climate.

Photographs by Arne Maasik 2017