“Wanted to share the innovation and creativity of Louis Kahn. He was truly an architectural powerhouse and one of my Top 5 favorite architects of all time!”
Gerald Olesker, Founder & CEO
Louis Isadore Kahn was an American architect, based in Philadelphia. 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. Kahn created a style that was monumental and monolithic; his heavy buildings for the most part do not hide their weight, their materials, or the way they are assembled. Louis Kahn’s works are considered as monumental beyond modernism. Famous for his meticulously built works, his provocative proposals that remained unbuilt, and his teaching, Kahn was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He was awarded the AIA Gold Medal and the RIBA Gold Medal. At the time of his death he was considered by some as “America’s foremost living architect.”
He was the designer of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas and is regarded as one of the great master builders of the 20th century. With complex spatial compositions and a choreographic mastery of light, Kahn created buildings of archaic beauty and powerful universal symbolism. In addition to the Kimbell, his most important works include the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, and the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Getting ready to ship a large ring chandelier to a happy client in New York!
by ADG Lighting