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Hussain Doshi Gufa / Ahmedabad Ni Gufa

Hussain Doshi Gufa / Ahmedabad Ni Gufa

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Located on the campus of Centre for Environmental Planning & Technology (CEPT) Ahmedabad, this Hussain Doshi Gufa is an underground art gallery and painting exhibition of famous Indian artist M.F.Hussain. The venue is designed by the famous architect B.V.Doshi. Thus, the art gallery gets it’s name from two prominent artists Hussain and Doshi. However, this gallery is more popularly known as Amdavad Ni Gufa as the structure of this art gallery resembles a cave.


During his many visits to Ahmedabad in the past, M. F. Husain expresses his idea for an exclusive gallery to exhibit his artwork. While his good friend Balkrishna Doshi challenged him that he will design such a bespoke architect that MF Hussain will need to raise up his standards and create an artwork to match the ambiance and space created. As Ahmedabad city is a climatologically hot place and in summer heat crosses 45 degrees every year, it raised a requirement to have building withstanding the heat. To tackle that Balkrishna Doshi designed a partially underground building – something which was very new in the city and never tried before. Thus the structure of Hussain Doshi Gufa, famously known as Ahmedabad Ni Gufa immersed.

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The Hussain Doshi Gufa exhibits complete unique and one of its kind ambiances from inside and marvelously crafted design from outside. It’s a kind of structure in Ahmedabad where the entire gallery is built underground and only domed roof shells are projected outside and above the level of the ground. From outside, this Amdavad Ni Gufa looks like a sculpture of domed circles made from alluring china mosaic. However, the museum department set below the ground level with containing no straight walls and patricians. Hussain Doshi Gufa stands on lots of supporting pillars. This is one of the unique places amongst all galleries that exhibits M. F. Hussain’s paintings. B. V. Doshi designed a gallery that is ideal as well as challenging to exhibit the paintings of M. F. Hussain. The entrance is through a partially hidden staircase through a circular door. Inside the Hussain Doshi Ahmedabad Ni Gufa you can see the unique combination of art and architecture.

The entrance is through the staircase which brings visitors to the circular door and surreal cavern-like space. The place combine produces a unique blend of art and architecture. Light comes inside the cave through few circular openings in the dome that adds another mystique to the artistic atmosphere. Spots of the light on the floor move inside with the change of location of the sun during the different times of the day, this adds another mystery to the place.

Hussain Doshi Gufa / Ahmedabad Ni Gufa

Address: Kasturbhai Lalbhai Campus
Opp Gujarat University Campus
CEPT campus, Navrangpura
Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009

Phone: 079 2630 8698

Hussain Doshi Gufa / Ahmedabad Ni Gufa Location