LIFE HISTORY From 1916 to 2002. Ar. A.P. Kanvinde belonged to the very small village of Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra. Kanvinde graduated architecture from the “J.J. School of Arts”, Mumbai, in 1942. He was then sent by the government of India to study at “Harvard University”. There he worked under Walter Gropous and was influenced by his thinking and teaching. Kanvinde was also influenced by his father, who was portrait and landscape painter.
LIFE HISTORY When he retuned to India he joined the council for “Scientific and Industrial Research”. In 1985 he was the winner of IIA “BABURAO MHATRE GOLD MEDAL”. In the early 50’s Kanvinde established a private practice in new Delhi with Shaukat Rai , a civil engineer , who had been with him at Harvard. They established a firm ”Kanvinde and Rai” which received and executed many important commissions. He practiced perfectly for 55 years, he was
LIFE HISTORY His buildings were simple and he used to tell the students” ARCHITECTURE IS NOT A MUSEUM OF MATERIAL”.
PHILOSOPHY Kanvinde plays with space and forms. His designs are slender, balanced, proportionate, neat and well crafted. The building is important but most important is the gate of the user. Example is “Isckon Temple”. He gave much more importance to the natural light. He gave such a form to the building that it can solve the problem of ventilation as well as excessive heat . He believed in Vernacular Architecture. He believed that the image should be such
HIS DESIGN CONCEPTS An art can be to nourish the senses. Art is purely an aesthetic exercise. He believed that a grid of columns forming a matrix giving structural and spatial aspect would turn a design to more sophisticated and faceted. He treated his building with “VASTUSHASTRA”. He also used Vernacular Architecture in foreign.
ISCKON TEMPLE It is built in 1998 and it is located in New Delhi. The project is situated on a sloping site and covers an area of 3 acres with the slope of 8 meters in relation to road level. Deity spaces are located at the highest level. It has assembly hall for 400 people. The building was constructed of reinforced concrete frame structure and clad with red and white stone finish.
ISCKON TEMPLE Services spaces like kitchen, dinning areas for devotees, offices are located at the lower level. Other activities are :- Multimedia cultural center. Auditorium. Animistic presentation museum. Dormitory for devotees. Small shopping areas. Restaurant and offices. Temple is around an informal court with sunk garden spaces. There are cascades all around and waterfalls to create ambience.
I.I.T., KANPUR It is established in 1959-66 and is located on the outskirts of the city of Kanpur in U.P.. The important objective of the program of this institute was intellectual and cultural stimulation. The building is harmonious in character. The site is flat with the canal on one side and transportation route on the other side. The Academic Complex is located centrally at the site and free from traffic noise. Pedestrian and vehicular traffic are completely segregated.
I.I.T., KANPUR The academic complex comprises a library , lecture halls , faculty building , a computer center, workshops and area for cultural facilities. It is open form with linking corridors and space penetrating through , thus providing shelter from the extremely hot sun and also allow breezes.
I.I.T., KANPUR The library forms an important part of the whole complex. It is a framed structure based on grid. The whole building is built in R.C.C with a brick facade. the whole structure gives a very beautiful play of shad and shadow. (Water creating micro climatic effect)
I.I.T., KANPUR All these building components are interlinked by detached 2 leveled corridors which is not only the facility for cross-ventilation but also allow for future growth. An underground service tunnel runs along these corridors.
I.I.T., KANPUR The external surfaces, whether of concrete or brick are left exposed to obviate recurring maintenance costs and to enhance the aesthetic appeal . The structural system consist of reinforced concrete frames and slabs with available brick curtain wall.
I.I.T., DELHI It is established in 1961. “Nehru University” is adjoining at the southern edge. The site is available near “Qutab Minar Complex” which is a landmark place in the colorful history of Delhi. The Institute campus is about 19 Km. away from the Delhi Main Railway Station, 14 Km. from the New Delhi Railway Station, 21 Km. from the Inter-State Bus Terminal and 10 Km from Delhi Airport. It is well connected to the major city centers
I.I.T., DELHI The campus area has been divided into four functional zones : Residential zone for students. Residential zone for the faculty and staff. Academic zone for academic buildings and workshops. Cultural-cum-social and recreational zone for students. Each department is a separate entity with a courtyard. The main academic building accommodates various teaching and research activities. Two outer residential zones are separated from the central academic zone by canals and
I.I.T., DELHI The site being longitudinal in shape, two academic zones have been located mid-way between the two residential zones in order to reduce walking distance. The main academic building accommodates various teaching and research activities. Heavy engineering laboratories are placed on the ground floor, light laboratories on the first floor.
I.I.T., DELHI The tutorial rooms, classrooms and project rooms are located on the second floor. Separate offices have been provided to every member of the teaching staff next to his laboratory. Large lecture theatres with modern amenities and equipment for sound and projection are located in the courtyards between departments for common use.
I.I.T., DELHI The plan anticipated the capacity of 5000 students. To balance the horizontality of building, vertical columns were added in the front facade.
LAL BAHADUR SHASTRINATIONAL ACADEMY OFADMINISTRATION,MUSSOORIE
LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI NATIONAL ACADEMY OFADMINISTRATION,MUSSOORIE It was constructed around 1994. This building is situated at Mussoorie. The side is contoured. The LBSNAA is the academy for the I.A.S.officer’s training. It is a reinforced concrete framed structure. This building has two block. The one block for administration, it knownas Dhuruvshila. And the other block have dinning hall, V.I.P.lounge at ground floor and library at the firstfloor, this building is known as Karmshila.
LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI NATIONAL ACADEMY OFADMINISTRATION,MUSSOORIE The coffer slab is used in this building.In this building the Ar. A.P. Kanvinde used thedifferent styles of the windows. The elevation is finished with the grit finish. The sloping roof covered with the aluminumsheet, these sheets are used for preventing theseepage. He used skylights for lighting and as anelement.