Safdarjang Residence | Ode to Kahn: Amit Khanna Design Associates

On a quiet residential street in New Delhi, a monumental circular aperture sits within a square brick screen.

In essence, this singular act of architectural intent defines the project, which is an apartment building developed by a family for private use. The facade of this building could be seen as a response to the context or a reflection on materiality. However, what it truly represents, is an ongoing conversation in the history of modern architecture in India. This facade is a paean to the idea of architecture as imagined by a singularly extraordinary architect – Louis Kahn.

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