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This lecture is presented by the Pritzker Architecture Prize / The Hyatt Foundation in partnership with the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.

The Daniels Faculty is honoured to welcome Professor Balkrishna Doshi, the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, to present the public lecture "Paths Uncharted" on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

"Journeys over the last seven decades showed me how ‘life’ and discoveries happen and how chance encounters enrich new opportunities," says Doshi. "These experiences made me look at architecture as a living entity providing me with opportunities to rediscover and express my hauntings through built-form.

I am glad and delighted to talk about my understanding of what architecture, life and living is. From a small house to a cluster to communities and finally how empowering the have-nots and society through housing and institutions can create a meaningful habitat."

Architect, urban planner, and educator for the past 70 years, Doshi has been instrumental in shaping the discourse of architecture throughout India and internationally. Influenced by masters of 20th century architecture, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier, and Louis Kahn, Doshi has been able to interpret architecture and transform it into built works that respect eastern culture while enhancing the quality of living in India. His ethical and personal approach to architecture has touched lives of every socio-economic class across a broad spectrum of genres since the 1950s.

Doshi's architecture explores the relationships between fundamental needs of human life, connectivity to self and culture, and understanding of social traditions, within the context of a place and its environment, and through a response to Modernism. Childhood recollections, from the rhythms of the weather to the ringing of temple bells, inform his designs. He describes architecture as an extension of the body, and his ability to attentively address function while regarding climate, landscape, and urbanization is demonstrated through his choice of materials, overlapping spaces, and utilization of natural and harmonizing elements.

Image: Balkrishna Doshi (photo courtesy of VSF)



The Daniels Faculty
The University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty is an internationally recognized school of design offering professional and other programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and visual/curatorial studies, and is at the forefront of research in these fields. For more information, visit us at www.daniels.utoronto.ca.

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