Events

18Jun 21

Acquisition Kiran Pandya’s ‘Buildings at Peace’ - An exploration of concerns and responses

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On 18th June 2021, Kiran Pandya generously donated his architectural works to CEPT Archives. Kartikeya Shodhan, head of CEPT archives finalized the acquisition process at his residence in Ahmedabad. After training with the likes of Charles Correa and Anant Raje, and working internationally in Nigeria and Kenya, in 1984 he set up his own practice in Ahmedabad. His work includes private residences, educational institutions, and industrial complexes. Since 1985 he was also associated with the School of Architecture (CEPT) Ahmedabad as Visiting Faculty for over 20 years. CEPT Archives is delighted to archive the work of Kiran Pandya. The collection, which includes drawings, sketches, photographs, and models, offers insights into his wide ranging practice and the way it has shaped Ahmedabad and other parts of the country in the recent past.

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25Mar 21

Acquisition of Life Works of Architect C.S.H. Jhabvala

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On 25th March 2021, Renana Jhabvala, National Coordinator of SEWA, Ex-Chancellor of Gandhigram Rural Institute, and daughter of architect CSH Jhabvala visited CEPT Archives. She on behalf of the Jhabvala family generously gifted the architectural works of CSH Jhabvala to CEPT Archives. Kartikeya Shodhan, head of CEPT archives finalized the acquisition process in presence of Dr. Tridip Suhurd, Provost CEPT University. Architect Cyrus Shavaksha Hormasji Jhabvala is one of the most prominent architects from the significant phase of modern architecture in post-independence India. CEPT Archives is honored and delighted to be entrusted with the task of archiving the work of architect CSH Jhabvala; practitioner, teacher, artist. The collection, which includes drawings, sketches, photographs, books, and exhibition panels, offers insights into the multifaceted practice of CSH Jhabvala and ways to explore, observe, and study modern architecture in post-independence India.

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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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01Aug 17

Exhibition 004; Mapping Ahmedabad's Historic Places

CEPT Archives

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School of Architecture of CEPT University was established in 1962 and is now Faculty of Architecture that forms one of the five faculties at the University. During these five decades, the students of this institution have documented a significant amount of traditional & other forms of architecture all over the country. Furthermore, a special focus of documentation has been within the Walled City of Ahmedabad. This is a "work in progress" exhibition to identify and archive this documentation that would be very valuable to the efforts in conserving the historic places of the city.

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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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11Aug 16

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

CEPT Archives

At one level, the exhibition is a valuable archival endeavour, at another, an effort to expand the understanding of modern architecture in India. 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. Solutions had to be significant to place and people. The exhibition 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. The exhibition is a long overdue recognition of Talati’s contribution.

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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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15Feb 16

Inauguration Talk for CEPT Archives Exhibition 002

CEPT Archives

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CEPT Archives in collaboration with FAAA had hosted the display of selected works of Architect Jaimini Mehta, from 15th Feb 2016 to 29th Feb 2016. Jaimini Mehta is a practising 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 in the offices of Louis Kahn and Mitchell/Giurgola Associates in Philadelphia. At present he is a Hon. Director of the Baroda based Centre for the Study of Urbanism and Architecture, which he instituted in 2006. He was an Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, NY and at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He has also worked as Head of the Schools of Architecture at Baroda and Goa. The Exhibition was inaugurated by Architect Rahul Mehrotra from Mumbai, India. He is an alumnus of School of Architecture, CEPT University and has been a student of Architect Jaimini Mehta.

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15Feb 16

Launch of Exhibition 002: Concerned Making

CEPT Archives

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CEPT Archives in collaboration with FAAA is hosting the display of selected works of Architect Jaimini Mehta, starting from 15th Feb 2016. Jaimini Mehta is a practicing architect and an independent academic based in Baroda, India. Following his traveling exhibition which will be opened in Ahmedabad at CEPT Archives, architect has also decided to archive his works with the archives for future generations to refer.

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15Feb 16

Exhibition 002: Concerned Making, the works of architect Jaimini Mehta

CEPT Archives

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Jaimini Mehta is a practising 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 in the offices of Louis Kahn and Mitchell/Giurgola Associates in Philadelphia. At present he is a Hon. Director of the Baroda based Centre for the Study of Urbanism and Architecture, which he instituted in 2006. He was an Adjunct Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, NY and at CEPT University, Ahmedabad. He has also worked as Head of the Schools of Architecture at Baroda and Goa.

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01Aug 15

Exhibition 001: Documentation Tradition at CEPT

CEPT Archives

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Related Study Program (RSP), at CEPT University is not only a unique contribution to the students’ pedagogical journey but also to the society in terms of the recorded data. As part of this program, students of CEPT University, under the guidance of faculty members, document and study various traditional and vernacular built environments of India where indigenous building traditions are alive and people make their own spaces. First-hand experience during this program enhances and sensitizes student’s understanding and their abilities to appreciate and decode the built forms in terms of its “making” and socio-cultural aspects. Initiated as a ‘measure drawing’ exercise, right from early 60s, it has by now contributed up to almost 6000 drawings of India’s diverse built environments, providing important insights in fields of Architecture, Planning and Design. The exhibition has been curated by Prof. Kireet Patel, Asst. Prof. Jay Thakkar and Asst. Prof. Sachin Soni.

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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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