ar. raj rewal
Raj Rewal was born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. He created a revolution in geometric design systems. Creation of geometric systems and responding visual imageries are apparent in Raj Rewal’s architectural works.
He even went to School of Art in Delhi for six months before joining the School of Architecture. He chiselled his art in London's Architectural Association School of Architecture
He lived in Delhi and Shimla for a couple of years in his childhood that is from 1939–1951. He attended Harcourt Butler higher secondary school. In 1951-1954, he attended Delhi School of Architecture in New Delhi.
He was very imaginative and a creative person. His imaginative perception helped him go a long way. He believed in gaining knowledge and then applied his knowledge mingled with creativity in his projects.
After completing the post graduation in Architecture; in 1955-1961, he moved to London and attended the architectural association of architecture for one year. He completed his formal professional training at the Brixton school of building, London.
Raj Rewal took up his first job as an assistant stage manager for several avante grade theatre production in London. He became an associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects, London.
Raj Rewal worked with Michel Ecochards’s office in Paris before starting his practice in New Delhi. He designed the Asiad Village and the Parliament Library in New Delhi. He was assigned a Project of the design of a Parliament Library which he designed beautifully with lot of grace and also adding majestic qualities to the structure. He got married to a Lady named Helene from France in 1962.
He set up his own architectural practice in 1962 when he returned to Delhi. In 1963-72, he taught at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi and Architecture, SUST. He opened his second Architectural Office at Tehran, Iran in 1974. Ram Sharma was his associate in the foundation of the Architectural Research Cell in 1985. In 1986, he became the curator of the exhibition “Traditional Architecture in India” for the festival of India in Paris.