Louis Kahn: the Salk Institute and Kimbell Art Museum

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Louis Kahn was a genius beyond his time. His idea of silence and light separates his architecture from anyone else in history.

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Louis Kahn: the Salk Institute and Kimbell Art MuseumLouis Kahn was a genius beyond his time. His idea of silence and light separates his architecture from anyone else in history. The ideas spawned by his work challenged many theories before and beyond his time. He used plainness, light and location to shape the design of his buildings. Another concept that was heavily practiced by Kahn, was the use of served and servant spaces. The servant spaces usually housed the lighting, plumbing, and any other entity that made the building functional. On the other hand, the served spaces were the rooms like the laboratories and study rooms which are given functionality through the servant spaces (Manrique, 11/08/04). This concept was practiced through out most of Kahn's career, but is most notable in his ingenious designs of the Salk Institute and Kimbell Art Museum. The Salk Institute located

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