Louis Kahn Architecture

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In response to Louis Kahn’s writings, words that measure fall short of fully grasping the visionary and profound qualities they possess. Kahn’s poetry allows the reader to begin to understand his theories and the major elements that he held essential in the study of architecture. Some architects may think that the goal of being an architect is to merely deliver good design, but this is shown to be just a factor through the lenses of Kahn’s writings. Louis Kahn reveals that architecture is not fulfilled unless it is centered around the humans that use it. Not only does the aspect of a human greatly tailor how architecture should be considered, but also how architecture comes to be in the nature of the world. Kahn reveals that architecture …show more content…
One specific example of my personal agreement with kahn is his poem about “The Plan.” Kahn explains that a plan is a “society of rooms.” I personally find great joy in designing plans for theoretical buildings in my spare time. I get a sense of disjointed unity when I have designed a plan in which I feel the rooms do not realte to each other. Kahn’s idea of a society of rooms very accurately explains the successful achievement of a good plan. Each room has a purpose, but also a context. When all of the rooms in a plan fit together in more than a structural way, a good plan has been designed that connect rooms in a way that people use them and in a way that they have conversation with each other. I also can deeply relate to how Kahn claims realization comes from wonder. In my creative process, I imagine how I would like a space to feel or how a building would impact the surroundings. Through this wonder, I reach ideas of what elements the building could contain to get the desired outcome. I had never recognized this process until I read Kahn’s writings. He has measured the unmeasurable in his words and has analyzed the creative processes that many designers …show more content…
He attributes several major mankind achievements to nature as their source and owner. I deeply agree with this concept because I am primarily interested in the relationship between the natural and built environment. This relationship is very essential to the health of our planet and the health of the humans who dwell on it. The threats of rising sea levels, pollution, and loss of natural habitats all make me focus on the vital relationship between architecture and nature. The natural world is the lifeline of the humans that often mistreat it. My concern is the affect of architecture on the planet for centuries to come. In the short term, we can afford to continue our dangerous habits of environmentally inconsiderate living, but as a planet, we must strive to secure the health of the environment around

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