Kimbell Art Museum in Texas / Louis Kahn

The Kimbell Art Museum designed by Louis I. Kahn in 1972, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding...

San Giovanni Battista Church in Switzerland / Mario Botta

In 1986, an avalanche hit the small Swiss village of Mogno, flattening the hamlet’s seventeenth-century church. Architect Mario Botta...

The Silo Apartment Building in Copenhagen / COBE

In May 2017 Danish architects COBE completed the transformation of The Silo, a 17-story former industrial building converted into...

First Christian Church in Phoenix / Frank Lloyd Wright

In 1949 the Southwest Christian Seminary in Phoenix commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright (then 82 years of age) to design...

Seagram Building in New York / Mies Van Der Rohe

The Seagram Building on Park Avenue between 52nd and 53rd streets was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe...
Yona Friedman in 1980 in his atelier

In Memoriam of Theorist Yona Friedman (1923 – 2020)

Yona Friedman, the Hungarian-born French architect, urban planner and designer who helped develop the concept of “mobile architecture” in the 1960s and 70s, has passed away at age 96. In 1958, Yona Friedman published his first manifesto: “Mobile architecture” which argued that the built environment should empower its inhabitants to take charge of their own individual destinies. He described a…

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Louis Kahn portrait at his office

Greek Architecture & Light / Louis Kahn

Greek architecture taught me that the column is where the light is not, and the space between is where the light is. It is a matter of no-light, light, no-light, light. A column and a column brings light between them. To make a column which grows out of the wall and which makes its own rhythm of no-light, light, no-light,…

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Kimbell Art Museum in Texas / Louis Kahn

The Kimbell Art Museum designed by Louis I. Kahn in 1972, is widely regarded as one of the outstanding architectural achievements of the modern era. Kahn designed a building in which “light is the theme.” Natural light enters through narrow plexiglass skylights along the top of cycloid barrel vaults and is diffused by wing-shaped pierced-aluminum reflectors that hang below, giving…

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Moore House in Orinda / Charles Moore

The Orinda House designed by architect Charles W. Moore for himself in 1962 is located in a valley behind San Francisco. In this project, Moore experimented with very simple means the possibility to recreate a project that could embody references to different moments of architectural history and that would allow an unconventional distribution and articulation of space.

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