Louis Kahn : Concept Drawing
Louis Kahn (February 20,1901- March 17,1974) born as Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky in Pärnu, now known as Estonia.During his early life Kahn traveled around the world, one being Europe, during a trip he had taken during 1928 inspired him and made him take a big interest in Medieval Architecture such as castles and walled cities than in emerging modernist scene there. Later on Kahn transitioned to a different style that he used in one of his later on works, The Fisher House he was inspired by the works of Alvar Aalto and the brutalist. Kahn had later became one of the United States of America greatest 20th century architect; known for his modernist style in combining dignity and style of ancient monuments although he did not use his distinctive style until his early 50s but despite his early death at just the age of 73 after just two decades Kahn came to be recognized as many of the pantheon of modernist architects such as Le Corbusier and Mies Van Der Rohe.
Louis Kahn : Fisher House Desciption
The Fisher house uses large windows to add not only lighting but spacing to the house, Sforni states that the space changes throughout the day ("it expands or shrinks according to the light"). She also likens it to a boat, where one can think, write, and have "just the birds that surround you." She recalls the morning is so beautiful getting a view of the wilderness is “magical”. The fisher house is a two story home made out of light neutral colored wood and contrast from the colors of the outside views it looks such of that from a column of a temple delicate but sweet. The house represents the free spirit of Louis, making the house divine in all shapes and forms.
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