Nari gandhi

1934-1993 Nari Gandhi Nariman Gandhi was born in 2nd January 1934 surat INDIA. As he studied architecture at the Sir JJ College of Architecture in He joined Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Nari did not practice much architecture but has taught briefly

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Comment by jankigonawala on September 7, 2013 at 9:52pm

thank you vishal charles for sharing this inspiring and informative documents of nari gandhi.

Comment by Vishal Charles on September 7, 2013 at 12:43pm

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Comment by jankigonawala on September 4, 2013 at 11:53pm

this is one of the great way of getting information about nariman gandhi and his architectural vocabulary but it will be much more sensible approach if we can get in  photographic or diagrammatic mean because that is the only way to understand his architecture. so if possible  i request Ar. girish parmar if he can help in this matter. thank you sir.


Comment by C V Sathyanarayan on June 8, 2012 at 4:30pm

A Great Architect whose work is not known far and wide by present generation.A legend in his life time for people who have known him and his work,used to work personally at work sites as he loved his work dearly.He should be counted as an architect who practiced green architecture.The one and only...I thank Girish Parmar for bringing his work to light.

Comment by Asmita Rawool on April 18, 2011 at 5:00pm

one very nice website you did create....very has the most information one should know about the architect Nari gandhi...

but can you please let the viewrs enlarge the photos of plan and elevation of the houses done by the architect....because we will also like to study those plans... :)


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Comment by Girish p parmar on April 2, 2010 at 8:30am
Nari Gandhi, a unique insight into his life, through the eyes of his ardent follower Girish Parmar, who has been constantly researching for nearly fifteen years to bring forth his work in front of the world, through a beautifully designed web site? Giris...h Parmar is making a complete biopic, focusing on the life and times of Nari Gandhi. A 120 minutes of great visuals and mesmerising music, interviews of friends and colleagues makes the biopic a collectors delight. From beginning of Mr. Nari Gandhi’s career to the untimely death, every single house, few incomplete structures - some existing no more, all covered in a complete leather bound book that takes you down the memory lane and leaves a rare everlasting feeling of knowing a good human being and an architect – Mr. Nari Gandhi. This is heartedly a student’s tribute to his master. He has documented Mr. Nari Gandhi’s all organic houses and documented them. Today also he is still researching on various organic houses.On the 75th birth anniversary of this great architect, Girish P Parmar of Organic Architecture Foundation has decided to arranged a free study tour twice a year on the birth (2nd January) and death (18th August) anniversary for students and ardent art lovers to various projects of Mr. Nari Gandhi. Organic architecture foundation +91-9892080333
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Comment by Girish p parmar on April 2, 2010 at 8:25am
Nari Gandhi 1934-1993

Nariman Dosabhai Gandhi was born in parsi family on 2nd january 1934 surat (Gujarat) INDIA.
His father Dosabhai Gandhi was a railway employeer & mother nazamama was a housewife
Dosabhai Gandhi & nazamma shifted in Mumbai with his 4 soons & 2 daughters in Dadar Parsi colony.
Enveloped by this cloistered surrounding, Gandhi grew up to be a typical parsi; the way in which he spoke, his mannerisms & his idiosyncrasies never ceased to remind of this face, & he was often butt of parsi jokes.
As a young man, he studied architecture at the Sir J.J College of Architecture in Mumbai after which he went to America. He joined Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Foundation & it was the six years that he spent there which afforded him his creative exercise. His two years study of pottery at Kent was what taught him the proximity that architecture has with plastic art; a fact which is visible in his work of architecture which is plastic, spontaneous & displays a love for material which at times culminates into a state of obsession.
Back in India in the mid-sixties, at a time when modern architecture, indigenously produced, was at a foetal stage, Nari did not practice much architecture but has taught briefly. It was few years later that his first city home was built until which time he had worked & completed a few interior projects. In the next two decades Nari built many houses; each one a millstone of not only the development of a unique style but also his personal evolution.
It was his honesty that was exemplified in the use of materials & composition of space: his works were proverbially utopian in that they symbolized a marriage of material & structure; & stemmed from sensitivity to space & form: an interlacing of these two aspects reveals itself in a few basic components used in his houses. He used these components to weave the houses together, & because they became an extension of him, he actually called them his children.
Nari Gandhi was working on, besides a number of private residences, a school I Bihar, one of his largest & most complex architectural works. On the 18th of August, 1993 Nari Gandhi met with a tragic end car accident near Khopoli, while on his was to Ahemadnagar…………………………………….. Iab-94

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