FROM BALKRISHNA DOSHI:
The Institute of Indology was designed to house ancient manuscripts, a research center and eventually, a museum. “All the elements one finds in Indian buildings are present [here]. I had studied a Jain upashraya, a home for monks, before I designed it. I had also met several Jain saints in the city to understand the traditional architecture for this building type.” Here, the building’s two stories, high plinth, and full length veranda are all components of traditional Indian buildings.
The architect considered lighting, temperature and humidity levels to preserve the ancient artifacts stored inside.
The design was inspired in part by Kurashiki Town Hall project, by 1987 Pritzker Laureate Kenzo Tange.