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Doshi is no starchitect. He hasn’t dreamed up opera houses and museums in cities around the world; he hasn’t even designed airport terminals or skyscrapers in India. Instead, in a career that has spanned seventy years, he has focussed on public institutions: universities, libraries, performance-art centers, and low-cost housing complexes. Architecture should be informed not by an “aesthetics of affluence” but by empathy: “If you walk down the street and see the people, don’t you immediately feel, ‘What can I do for them?’”

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/how-balkrish- na-doshi-bent-le-corbusiers-modernism-to-the-needs-of-india