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The Architecture of I M Kadri

The Architecture of I M Kadri

By (author) Kaiwan Mehta


  • The book is illustrated with special photography by Rajesh Vora and is supplemented by a portfolio of hand-drawings by Kadri himself
  • The book is not just a portfolio of the architect's works but provides a detailed analysis about building concepts and architecture in India over a period of 5-6 decades since Independence
Full Description
The Architecture of I.M. Kadri traces the body of work of Iftikhar M. Kadri, founder, partner and principal architect of IMK Architects, who began his practice in Mumbai in the 1950s. As an architect who shaped his practice largely in the early decades after India's independence, in the commercial capital of a young nation, he contributed greatly to the design of emerging typologies like the highrise apartment, the office tower and the hospitality industry in Mumbai and India, going on to build in the Middle East, Hong Kong, Tajikistan, Malaysia, and so on. Kadri's career charts not only an important journey in India's history, but he is also someone who contributed to the discourses on Modern and Traditional architecture in India, working within the forces of real estate and commerce, and with state, private and corporate clients. His works help us open the debates on what is the role of architecture, its ideas of beauty and strength, its existence within the world of politics and economics.
About the Author
Born in Mumbai, Kaiwan Mehta, has studied Architecture, Literature, Indian Aesthetics, and Cultural Studies. He is a theorist and critic in the fields of visual culture, architecture, and city studies. Since March 2012 he has been the Managing Editor of Domus India (Spenta Multimedia) and is associated with Jnanapravaha (Mumbai). He is also the cofounder and director of Arbour Research Initiatives in Architecture and has been the Executive Committee member with INTACH, Mumbai.
Niyogi Books
11th Jul 2016
USA & Canada
10.88 in x 10.95 in
232 Pages
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