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Achyut Kanvinde

Achyut Kanvinde is considered as one of the forefathers of modern Indian architecture. His expressive architecture was variously interpreted as “an architectural expression that reflected the culture and aspirations and clearly reflected the rise of the Brutality polemic of architecture”.

Ahmedabad, has been the place that gave Kanvinde projects with an opportunity to explore indistinctly in new direction. Kanvinde designed a number of projects in Ahmedabad many of which stand on its land as wonderfully as they did before. Some of the designs he made could not realize and added to list of some beautiful but un-built projects.


A lesser known fact though, is that some of his projects have been put down by owners/builders owing to land value. This structures no more attract any Architect or student, most stay unknown to the itinerary of scholars. Very little documentation of the significant body of work specific to Kanvinde and his approach towards building in architecturally rich city of Ahmedabad exists.

This document tries to take a step towards bringing Achyut Kanvinde and his architecture in ahmedabad on same page. The document though small, aspires to bring India’s one of the greatest architect’s work back to Architectural scene of Ahmedabad.