Back in India in the mid sixties, at a time when modern architecture,
indigenously produced, was at feotal stage, nari did not practice
much architecture. It was a few years later that his first city
home was built, until then he worked on few interior projects. In
the next two decades Nari built many houses, each one a milestone
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 union 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. Besides residences a
school in Bihar (India) was one of his largest and most complex
architectural works. On the 18th of August, 1993 Nari Gandhi met
with a tragic car accident near khopoli , while on his way back
from Kolegaon Dargah.
A unique insight into the life of Nari Gandhi – one of the
pioneers of organic architecture in India through the eyes of his
ardent follower Girish P.Parmar , who has been constantly researching
for 15 years to bring forth the work of Nari Gandhi to the world.