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Louis Kahn

Louis Kahn portrait at his office
Architecture

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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Cultural Architecture

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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Indian Institute of Management / Louis Kahn
Educational & Sports Facilities

Louis Kahn’s Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, better known as IIM Ahmedabad or simply IIMA, is a management institute located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The old campus was designed by Louis Kahn who was an exponent of exposed-brick architecture, with the help of B.V. Doshi & Anant Raje. The most distinctive features of the plan are the numerous arches and square…

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