The Design Museum in London has unveiled a new exhibit exploring the work and legacy of American architect Louis Kahn. The retrospective extensively documents Kahn’s projects, including the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California; the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas; and New York City’s Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, designed before Kahn’s death in 1974 and posthumously completed in 2012.
Salk Institute in La Jolla, California
Celebrated for his manipulation of form and light, Kahn found inspiration in everything from ancient ruins to the work of Le Corbusier. The exhibit examines the architect through six themes: City, Science, Landscape, House, Eternal Present, and Community. Included are original drawings, travel sketches, photographs, films, and architectural models, including a 13-foot-high representation of the City Tower he designed for Philadelphia. Interviews with Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Peter Zumthor, and Sou Fujimoto on Kahn’s influence on modern-day architecture accompany the exhibit.
Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture runs through October 12. Click here for more information.
Exhibit photo by Luke Hayes