Contemporary", a self-coined phrase, one would christen architect
Girish Doshi's work even if its for the sake of stylistic distinction.
Swarthy and spectacled, this mid 40’s man from a student of BKPS
College of Architecture to his current status of a creatively acclaimed
architect has come a long way. Two celebrated awards namely, JK Cement
Architect of the Year and AESA award along with popularity amongst
student for ferrocement experimentation and worthy reputation to protect
amongst professionals, Girish Doshi surely has a lot to say... and do.
But more in terms of his work on the drawing board than just words. A
straight-line fanatic with a fettish for angular intercessions, most of,
speaks of Spartan geometric austerity in volumes, literally. Each
composition unfolding the interior spaces to counterbalance the clients
requirements and designer’s dreams. Even his own studio seems to
compel you to take a second look as the voluptuousness of white
contrasts with the free flowing lines and curves that people his office.
on the ‘courtyard planning’ concept he certainly has his equation of
contemporary + heritage = localism correct. Thus climatic and cultural
assimilate into one’s home where visual may or may not happen, just
the surprise elements in his creation, from a miniature Jurassic park
(even a Tex) atop V.K.Shah’s terrace, the boisterous yin-yang symbol
on musician M.K.Dedhiya’s lobby floor or the way the sun’s earliest
rays purify the room in Anuj Gandhi’s little haven at break of dawn.
are his passion but to a point of sensuality and not vulgarity, as he
says “ a red looks best where it’s supposed to and not anywhere.”
Humane dwellings are his forte, to create a sense of space and style as
form and function go hand in hand. Already a local heavy weight who has
worked with the likes of master architect B.V.Doshi and Christopher
Benninger, his lines will go a long way...