Louis I. Kahn


Born
in Kuressaare, Estonia
February 20, 1901

Died
March 17, 1974

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Louis Isadore Kahn (born Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky) (February 20, 1901 or 1902 – March 17, 1974) was an American architect,[1] based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. After working in various capacities for several firms in Philadelphia, he founded his own atelier in 1935. While continuing his private practice, he served as a design critic and professor of architecture at Yale School of Architecture from 1947 to 1957. From 1957 until his death, he was a professor of architecture at the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Influenced by ancient ruins, Kahn's style tends to the monumental and monolithic; his heavy buildings do not hide their weight, their materials, or the way they are assembled. Louis Kahn's works are ...more

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Louis Kahn: Conversations w...

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Louis Kahn: Essential Texts

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Forma y Diseno

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Light Is the Theme: Louis I...

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Conversaciones Con Estudiantes

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Louis I. Kahn: Writings, Le...

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Louis I. Kahn: The Construc...

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Architettura È: Louis I. Ka...

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Ruisu Kān Kenchiku Ronshū

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Louis Kahn 1967-1969

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“A great building must begin with the immeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasured.”
Louis Kahn

“The sun never knew how great it was until it hit the side of a building.”
Louis I. Kahn

“A book is tremendously important. Nobody ever paid for the price of a book, they only paid for the printing”
Louis I. Kahn