Born in Pune, India, Doshi, pioneered modernist architecture in India. His language, while rooted in the Modern Movement, he humanized architecture, but incorporating references from Eastern culture, including local, low-cost materials.
The show includes 20 of Doshi’s most significant projects dating from 1958 to 2014, seeking to illuminate his lifelong dedication to architecture as a civic practice devoted to improving the lives of the millions. Building types on view in the show, range from entire cities and townships to academic campuses, cultural institutions, private residences, interiors, and social and experimental housing. The exhibition includes several full-scale installations that bring to life the physical experience of Doshi’s buildings, as well as a wealth of material from the architect’s archive and studio, including drawings and models, artworks, sketches, films, photography, and more.
Wrightwood 659 is an exhibition space conceived for the presentation of exhibitions of architecture and of socially engaged art, designed by Tadao Ando, another Pritzker Prize-winning architect, who has transformed a 1920s building with his signature concrete forms and poetic treatment of natural light.