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Engineering & Designing Modern India

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Date and time 06.10.2016 18:3019:30  
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Speaker Mahendra Raj, in conversation with Aurelio Muttoni, Eric Lapierre and Ariel Huber. Introduction: Vandini Mehta and Rohit Raj Mehndiratta
Category Conferences - Seminars
This lecture-debate on the creative collaboration between engineers and architects is a contribution to the ENAC programme 'Projeter Ensemble' aiming to train the future generation of engineers and architects to work together on the development of our built environment.
Mahendra Raj translated highly progressive and experimental structural systems into the Indian reality – in absence of the modern techniques and machinery available in the West at the time. His impressive oeuvre were calculated for a good part without the help of computers, and realised with simplest technical means and impressive manual skills. In collaboration with some of the finest architects active in India at the time – Charles Correa, Balkrishna Doshi, Raj Rewal, Joseph Allen Stein and Louis Kahn to name a few – Mahendra Raj was able to realise an impressive oeuvre of spectacular structures, which helped define the architectural language of Nehru’s Modern India.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free

Organizer

  • Archives de la construction moderne (Acm), ENAC Projeter Ensemble & Archizoom

Contact

  • cyril.veillon@epfl.ch

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engineering architecture

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