Events

12Mar 22

Catalogue 'One is to One - Stories, Practice, and Collaboration' on Sale

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The Catalogue 'One is to One - Stories, Practice, and Collaboration of Kamal Mangaldas and Devendra Shah' is the outcome of the CEPT Archives Research Fellowship Programme 2021-22. The Catalogue is authored by Kartikeya Shodhan and Bhavya Jain. Bhavya Jain, a Research Fellow at the CEPT Archives, was mentored by Kartikeya Shodhan to curate the Kamal Mangaldas Collection. The Catalogue is now available for sale at CEPT Archives Gallery and Lilavati Lalbhai Libary, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. The Contents and Foreword of the Catalogue can be viewed on this page. For any further details and inquiries, write to us at ceptarchives@cept.ac.in

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11Mar 22

Launch of Exhibition 005: One is to One: Stories, Practice, and Collaboration

Lilavati Lalbhai Library at CEPT University, Ahmedabad

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CEPT Archives is excited to introduce the Exhibition ‘𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗢𝗻𝗲’ - 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀, 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗞𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗹𝗱𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗗𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗮 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗵' showcasing the Ahmedabad based collaborative practice of Architect Kamal Mangaldas and Structural Engineer Devendra Shah. The exhibition is being held at Lilavati Lalbhai Library at CEPT University, Ahmedabad till 17st April 2022, 11 am to 7 pm daily (including weekends). It will be available for viewing at CEPT Archives Gallery from 22nd April 2022. The exhibition is open for public viewing.

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11Mar 22

Launch of 'One is to One - Stories, Practice, and Collaboration' Catalogue

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The Catalogue was launched alongside the inauguration of the exhibition ‘One is to One: Stories, Practice, and Collaboration of Kamal Mangaldas and Devendra Shah’ organized by CEPT Archives, on 11th March 2022 at the Lilavati Lalbhai Library, CEPT University, Ahmedabad. It is an addendum to the exhibition and portrays the life, works, and ideology of the partners, through the many nuances that would have gone untold to a larger audience otherwise. The Catalogue along with the exhibition attempts to bring forth the varied aspects of the practice such as the diversity in the typology of building projects undertaken, the depth in the thought processes, the commitment to strive and contribute to shaping a better-built environment, the meticulousness in preparing the drawings, and the richness and simplicity in detailing. It tells the reader a story of a unique collaboration between a structural engineer and an architect. For any further details, write to us at ceptarchives@cept.ac.in

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19Jun 20

Acquisition of ODES TO HAPPINESS: Work of Architect Manisha Shodhan Basu

CEPT Archives Ahmedabad

CEPT Archives has acquired the exhibition titled 'ODES TO HAPPINESS: work of architect Manisha Shodhan Basu' . The exhibition was an initiative of Shri Navnitlal Bhagubhai Public Charity Trust, curated by Anthill Design, this exhibition showcased the work of the architect. We are is also in the process of acquiring the digital files of the exhibit for dissemination through the website and accession requests by email.

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28Sep 18

Archives wins National Grant

CEPT Archives

CEPT Archives, a new initiative of the University, has been recognized by the National Archives of India through a grant awarded for conservation and digitisation. The grant is a critical first step in being recognized as an archive of national significance. This will open new opportunities of collaboration with state and other national organizations engaged in efforts of art and cultural heritage preservation. The period of the present grant is till March 2019. Previously, CEPT Archives has collaborated with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to help document its old records.

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01Aug 18

Acquisition of Himanshu Parikh Consulting Engineers-HPCE Architectural Works

CEPT Archives

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Himanshu Parikh Consulting Engineers (HPCE) was founded in 1982 by Prof. Himanshu Parikh. After studying in Cambridge University he worked as a structural engineer in the U.K. for ten years on highly reputed projects, before starting his own practice in India. He has held various positions outside his practice, including professor at School of Planning, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology in Ahmedabad, visiting lecturer at Cambridge University and member of Governing Council of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

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31Mar 18

Donation of Sabarmati Ashram Drawings

CEPT Archives

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Via Dr. Tridip Suhrud, CEPT Archives was donated 3 files which contains various drawings of Sabarmati Ashram which are available at Gandhi Heritage Portal. These may be used for study, research and any non-commercial activities. One shall credit Sabarmati Ashram Preservation and Memorial Trust, Ahmedabad (www.gandhiashramsabarmati.org) and Gandhi Heritage Portal (www.gandhiheritageportal.org) appropriately while needing to use the drawings

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21Feb 18

Acquisition of Collection of Sathe & Associates

CEPT Archives

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Ar. Sarvesh Sathe, son of Ar. Shrikant Sathe, donated 6 projects to the CEPT Archives done by Sathe & Associates. These drawings include a May of Malaysia and architectural and structural drawings of Malwa Sugar Factory in Madhya Pradesh and others. Over 6 decades and 3 generations of Architects, Sathe & Associates has been creating Architecture that has redefined the urban landscape. The firms early Architecture set the precedent for today’s innovative work and living spaces. The single thread that unites this firm’s work is the creation of energetic spaces or “life-spaces”. Architecture that creates structures of energy and flexibility, where the textures of the outside come in to allow the user a welcome freedom to participate in, and enjoy the space. Interior Design, that synthesized this Architecture and the site, the craftsmen and the artisans and most importantly, the needs of the client. Today, Sathe & Associates is known for its fresh and exciting design concepts and its

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11Jul 17

Acquisition of Ar. Jaimini Mehta Collection

Vedarth, Studio Jaimini Mehta, Baroda

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Earlier in July, 2017, Archives' acquired and got physical material from Ar. Jaimini Mehta. Jaimini Mehta. Archives recently got valuable additions to Architect Jaimini Mehta’s Collection. Following his traveling exhibition which was held in Ahmedabad at CEPT Archives in collaboration with FAAA in Feb, 2016, and the exhibition material was donated to the Archives, Ar. Jaimini had decided to archive his works with the CEPT Archives for future generations to refer. The material received from him as a donation to Archives includes drawing rolls of about 50 projects, approx.. 4308 slides, 550 circular slides, 7 boxes of negatives, traditional drawing tools & instruments that has scales, set scales, French curve, erasing shield, drafting instrument, erasing tool & many others. Jaimini Mehta is an architect and an independent academic based in Baroda, India. He studied architecture at M.S. University of Baroda and at University of Pennsylvania in the Louis Kahn Studio, and went on to work

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31Oct 16

Archival Images featured in IA & B Magazine

Mumbai

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CEPT Archives contributed to “Indian Architecture & Builder” Magazine for their 30th Anniversary Special edition October 2016. This issue carries 14 prominent architects & designers’ critiques on projects by other eminent professionals including International practices. The critique about ‘Space, Patterns and Light’ by Ar. Soumitra Ghosh, is on Indian Institute of management Ahmedabad (Louis I. Kahn). Since Ar. Anant Raje worked closely with Louis Kahn on this project, the images for this article have been contributed by CEPT Archives from its Raje Collection. IA&B is one of the oldest architecture journals in circulation in India.

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11Aug 16

Exhibition 003: Arvind Talati, a forgotten pioneer of modern Indian architecture.

CEPT Archives

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Narratives about modern architecture in India have often overlooked the contribution of many pioneers. As a result, the accounts tend to be simplistic and incomplete. This exhibition is an attempt to fill a gap in history. At one level, it is a valuable archival endeavor, at another, an effort to expand the understanding of modern architecture in India. Arvind Talati’s works show that modern ideas and experience in Corbusier’s office were inspiring and also relevant, but needed to be contextualized and reinvented. Climate and cost mattered to design as much as modern principles and technology. The exhibition has tried not just to display his professional projects but also provide a sense of the time in which Talati was practising. By showcasing his education and training in Corbusier’s office, and his impressive body of work, the exhibition provides a glimpse of the trajectories of his ideas and how they manifested in his buildings.

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17Jun 16

Modernist Contemporaries at CEPT Archives: C. Correa & A. Talati

CEPT Archives

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Some of India’s oldest and significant architects’ works, namely Charles Correa, Mumbai and Arvind Talati, Ahmedabad, will now be available for reference and research at the CEPT Archives, Ahmedabad, India from this month onwards. While architect Charles Correa’s physical archives are being preserved by Royal Institute of British Architects- RIBA, London; their digital archives have been uploaded on a web-based portal. Architect Arvind Talati is one of the oldest post-independence architects of the country, settled in Ahmedabad since late 50s. Contemporaries from the Modernist period in India, both these architects have worked together on varied occasions. It is thereby a matter of privilege for the CEPT Archives to host their collections.

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01Aug 15

Launch of Exhibition 001: Documentation Tradition at CEPT

CEPT Archives

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CEPT Archives and its first exhibition are being inaugurated by Prof. M. A. Dhaky, along with the guests of honor, Dr. Pradeep Mehendiratta and Dr. Vandana Sinha from American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), Gurgaon.

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