7.15.2010

Today's Inspiration

     How’s this for plasticity? Louis Kahn, Exeter Library. Rhythm & Unity.

     Notice how the study areas are set INTO the facade - bringing them 'outside' the structure.  At the same time this is perfectly placed w/ the window above to create indirect natural lighting for the user.
     The columns create the rhythm of light, use and volume of the space.  Even the lighting fixtures are place in a way to add a 3rd dimension to the various planes of view. This whole thing can be explained simply by studying the light & shadow of this photo. 
     Ol' Kahn sure made it hard for the rest of us.

Frank M. Bua
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