Professor BV Doshi won the highest honour in architecture, the Pritzker Architecture Prize, becoming the first Indian architect to be awarded the prize

Left: The Amdavad ni Gufa is was originally called the Hussain-Doshi Gufa and was essentially an art gallery that housed M F Hussain’s artworks; Right: Professor BV Doshi sitting inside the Amdavad ni Gufa, a cave that was made with unskilled labour and hand tools

The Aranya Housing Community for the economically weaker sections in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. It won Prof BV Doshi the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1995

Renowned Architect Dr Balkrishna Doshi’s ingenious designs have had a great impact on shaping the industry and its thought processes
Photography by Fabien Charauau

The Pritzker Prize for Architecture 2018 goes to... Prof BV Doshi!

by Reecha Kulkarni Mar 08, 2018 This year, the highest honour in architecture has been bestowed upon a legend in the field. Professor BV Doshi is now the first Indian architect to have been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize, a testament to the 90-year-old architect’s lifetime achievements.

Known for ingenious structures and ideas that are rooted in socio-economic and ecological issues, Prof BV Doshi's enviable portfolio of more than 100 constructions include the low-income Aranya Housing Community that won him an Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the domed Amdavad ni Gufa that countered the blazing Ahmedabad heat and the serene Indian Institute of Management campus in Ahmedabad.

The ELLE DECOR India team fondly remembers working closely with him, as the Guest Editor of our Dec-Jan 2018 issue, in which he took us through his own memories, anecdotes and projects. Congratulations, Prof Doshi!

Renowned Architect Dr Balkrishna Doshi’s ingenious designs have had a great impact on shaping the industry and its thought processes <br> Photography by Fabien Charauau