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The Structure
Author: Vandini Mehta

ISBN: 9783038600251
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 17 October 2016
Country of Publication: CH
Dimensions (cm): 26.1 x 20.1 x 3.8
This new book explores the work of Mahendra Raj, arguably India's most significant structural engineer. Born in 1924, Raj studied in Lahore and gained his first working practice at the Punjab Public Works Department. He completed his education by working with engineering firms in the US and degrees he took from University of Minnesota and Columbia University, New York in 1955-59. He established his independent practice in New Delhi in 1960. Many of Raj's structures are recognised as monuments narrating the history of energetic nation building in post-independence India. Some of them are unique, such as the Hall of Nations and Industries (New Delhi, 1972) with its large-span concrete space frame, the Hindon River Mill (Ghaziabad, 1973) with a series of bowstring concrete arches. Especially during the 1980s, Raj designed further innovative, ground-breaking structures, most notably the NCDC Office (New Delhi, 1980) and the State Trading Corporation building (New Delhi, 1988). The Structure features twenty-eight of Mahendra Raj's buildings from all periods of his career in detail and richly illustrated with photographs and colour reproductions of archival plans as well as selected s...

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