LECTURE 14 - Louis Kahn.docx

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Architectural History
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AHST 1100
Scott Bernhard

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LECTURE 14LOUIS KAHN 19011974Movie My Architect about his funky lifeAssociated with Kahn1I asked a brick what it wanted to be2Service and served spacesTried to use materials as honest expression of capacitySense of morality even monasticismTrained in a beauxartsy methodExeter Academy Library Andover New Hampshire 19671972Cubeish brick with wall edges exposed so walls lookare freestandingLikes to use funky bricks but they are loadbearingBeauty of building comes from assembly not stuff put onInterior exposed concrete clad in travertine where people touchEntracnce huge and grand stacked wooden trays of books slightly detached around curved circle wall formsTilted lecternstyle builtin wall bits for placing booksXshaped ceiling supports letting in light from clerestoryLittle study desks with window for each studentWooden builtins all aroundKimbell Art Museum Fort Worth Texas 19681974Alternating wide and narrow baysVaults gapped dont extend continuously along entire thingLong vaulted spaces alternating service and served Poked holes in roofs with different interruptions for lightLots of diffuse natural light inside with peeks in
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