Archive for the ‘Louis Kahn’ Category

Wanna buy a Lou Kahn?

03/14/2008


The Esherick house. 1961. Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. For Sale at Wright, May 18, 2008 in Chicago. Estimated at $2–3 million. That’s all? How much was that Jasper Johns you just bought?

By the way, the Esherick house is right across the street from Robert Venturi’s house for his mother, completed just three years later.

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Buildings speak

02/04/2008

From the AD slideshow,


Louis Kahn’s finest residential project, the Korman House in Pennsylvania

“Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.”

The house says even more than the words.

12/12/2006

You’re spent light, the mountains are spent light, the trees are spent light, the atmosphere is spent light, water is spent light. All material is spent light.


Louis Kahn

12/12/2006

You’re spent light, the mountains are spent light, the trees are spent light, the atmosphere is spent light, water is spent light. All material is spent light.


Louis Kahn