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New Republic has presented a list of 100 great thinkers from the past 100 years. The list, as the magazine puts it, honors “people we believe have made the greatest intellectual contributions to the fields and causes that this magazine holds dear.” One of these fields is architecture, and New Republic’s honoree for that category is the illustrious Louis Kahn. Kahn is famous for projects such as the Kimbell Museum and the Salk Institute. His work displays what architecture critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen describes as a “cognitively rich, metaphorically complex, multi-sensorial approach.” Curious to see who else made the list? See the full roster here!
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is partnering with the Salk Institute to help develop techniques for conserving one of Louis Kahn’s finest works. Overlooking the Pacific coast in La Jolla, California, Kahn took advantage of the peaceful surroundings and natural light when he… Sigue leyendo
Winners of the 32nd Annual Awards for Excellence in Design were announced last night at the Thomas Leeser–designed BRIC Arts Media House in Brooklyn’s emerging Cultural District. Mayor Bill de Blasio was on hand to honor the winning projects, which were selected by the city’s Design Commission. “While Brooklyn is my home borough, I am proud […]
For architects, Louis Kahn’s Kimbell Museum has long been hallowed ground. For Renzo Piano, who designed the museum’s first major expansion, it was also an enormous difficulty to overcome. His addition to the museum could be neither too close to… Sigue leyendo
photo © Slim Aarons, 1970 It’s Friday, and here in the Architizer newsroom, we’re already looking forward to happy hour. Since we always tend to talk about, well, architecture, we decided to be productive and plan an official guide to pairing our favorite modernist houses with the classic cocktails that best compliment them. Fans, think you …Continue Reading
Though Louis Kahn turned down developer Steven Korman numerous times, the would-be patron persisted and eventually convinced Kahn to accept the commission for a residence which was to contain “rooms large enough to play football in.” Located in Forth Washington, Pennsylvania,… Sigue leyendo
Charles and Ray Eames’s Case Study House 8 in Los Angeles Architects tend to be masters of elegance in design, especially in the realm of the home. But when it comes to their own abodes, they tend to take a few more licenses. These houses often serve as testing grounds for the architect’s most adventurous ideas, …Continue Reading
Gaeta-Springall Arquitectos’ Memorial to the Victims of Violence. Photo: Sandra Pereznieto Memorializing people and events through the permanency of architecture almost seems like a natural impulse. A solid building will ensure that something will never be forgotten. For this Memorial Day, however, we thought we’d look at how the art of remembrance and recognition is still changing. …Continue Reading