House of India: The Unknown Story of Indo-French Cooperation

By: Bikas C. Sanyal | Florence Lipsky
  • ISBN: 9789383419869
  • Publication Date: December 2019
  • Dimension: 8.5 x 8.5 in.
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Pages: 105


For all students and young researchers, to leave their home country to discover and learn other cultures requires the best spatial conditions of everyday comfort. This book highlights the significant role played by architecture in the quality of education and research programs. The authors tell the story of the creation of the building of the India House, a joint Franco-Indian collaboration that finds its root in the foundation of the International University Campus of Paris. In 2013, the new building of the House of India opened its doors on the campus, and with it a new architectural era within a hyper contextual architectural style. The writings, drawings, photographs of Lipsky+Rollet Studio relate how the building is a precusor sustainable architectural design, inspired by Indian arts and architecture.

About the Author

Bikas C. Sanyal

Bikas Chandra Sanyal is an Indian educationist, director of the Fondation de la Maison de l'Inde, Cité international universitaire de Paris in Paris. Before assuming this office he was Special Advisor to the UNESCO Director General and carried on as its Adviser until 2014. He served UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning Paris for three decades. He also served as the Vice Chairperson of UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa.

Dr. Sanyal is recipient of the Highest Civilian Honor of France Légion d'honneur (from the President of France) and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (from the President of India). Dr. Bikas Sanyal has authored a large number of books, reports & monographs.

Florence Lipsky

Florence Lipsky is architecte DPLG, Ph’D in Architecture about the theme: campus as a specific environment.

She is a Professor at the School of Architecture Paris La Villette.

Her office "Lipsky + Rollet", based in Paris, received the National Equerre d’Argent Award in 2005 for the University of Orleans’ Science Library. The firm develops architectural creations based on ecologically responsible construction and the view that cities are ecosystems.