Louis Kahn (1901-1974) Architect

Parliament of Bangladesh
Louis Kahn was an American architect with a Russian descent. He worked from 1941 with George Howe. From 1942 he also worked with Stonorow called Howe Stonorow and Kahn. Khan himself has had a major influence on the international architecture. Most of his designs have a ruin-like and monolithic appearance. His buildings are often quite monumental because many of the buildings should reinforce an established value as sick houses, parliament buildings and universities. The structures of his buildings are often very clearly visible.

Main achievements
Carver Court, along with George Howe and Stonorow.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (1951).
Trenton Bathhouse in New Jersey (1954).
Richards Medical Research Laboratories at the Univeristeit of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (1957).
Salk Institute in La Jolla, Canada (1959).
Esherick House in Philadelphia (1959).
First Unitarian Church of Rochester (1959).
Norman Fisher House Hatboro, Pennsylvania (1960).
Parliament building of Bangladesh (1962).
Institute of Public Administration (IPA) in Ireland (1963).
Phillips Exeter Academy Library in New Hampshire (1967).
Kimbell Art Museum in Texas (1967).
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (1969).

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