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Kahn in Exeter | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
11-01-2016 31 Comments

Kahn in Exeter | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

When Luis Kahn (1901-1974) made to himself present in the world of the architecture, from his offers for Philadelphia and the construction of the Medical Towers of the University of Pennsylvania (1957-65), the impact of his work, and especially of his speech, it was extraordinary. To his death it might be said that they did not remain followers but adorers, […]

Teachers | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez
16-01-2015 No Comments

Teachers | Antonio S. Rio Vázquez

«When the students had put his ideas on the paper, Kahn was helping them with his critiques, which were direct and of the maximum value. Often there were energetic and interesting discussions between the teachers of engineering and of architecture when the concept, the solutions and applications of a project in I make concrete they were different. The students were […]

Mies
20-05-2014 No Comments

Mies

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is one of the twentieth century’s most influential architects. His most well-known projects include the Barcelona Pavilion in Spain (1929); the Seagram Building in New York (1954-56); the Farnsworth House (1945-50), 860 and 880 Lakeshore Drive (1945-51) and the IIT Campus (1939-58), all in and around Chicago, and the New National Gallery in Berlin (1962-68). […]

Louis I. Kahn talks to a brick
01-03-2013 No Comments

Louis I. Kahn talks to a brick

“The project demands that the order is understood. When we have that to meet them with the bricks or we project with them, we must ask to the brick what wants or what it can do, And if we ask to the brick what wants, it will answer: ” Well, it would like an arch “. And then we will […]

Kahn / Komendant | Antonio S. Río Vázquez
11-02-2011 1,410 Comments

Kahn / Komendant | Antonio S. Río Vázquez

In the last chapter of the book “18 years with the architect Louis I. Kahn“, the engineer August Komendant remembers the years in which that both coincided like professors in the University of Pennsylvania. There, Kahn posed the projects of course of the following way: «There was not program, so only gave  some data referred to the needs and a term […]