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A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.

A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.

How precious a book is in light of the offering, in the light of the one who has the privilege of this offering. The library tells you of this offering. ---->>>

Architecture is the thoughtful making of space.

Architecture is the thoughtful making of space.

You say to a brick, 'What do you want, brick?' And brick says to you, 'I like an arch.' And you say to brick, 'Look, I want one, too, but arches are expensive and I can use a concrete lintel.' And then you say: 'What do you think of that, brick?' Brick says: 'I like an arch.' ---->>>

What does a house want to be? ---->>>

Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.

Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.

The street is a room by agreement. ---->>>

Every building must have... its own soul. ---->>>

A room is not a room without natural light. ---->>>

Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.

Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.

I try to create homes, not houses. ---->>>

In a small room one does not say what one would in a large room. ---->>>

Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became.

Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became.

The first thing that an architect must do is to sense that every building you build is a world of its own, and that this world of its own serves an institution. ---->>>

Architecture struck me between the eye and the eyeball.

Architecture struck me between the eye and the eyeball.

If people want to see Beaux-Arts, it's fine with me. I'm interested in good architecture as anybody else.

If people want to see Beaux-Arts, it's fine with me. I'm interested in good architecture as anybody else.

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: February 20, 1901
Birthplace: Pärnu, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire
Die: 03-17, 1974
Occupation: Architect
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Louis Isadore Kahn (born Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky) (March 5 [O.S. February 20] 1901 – March 17, 1974) was an American architect, based in Philadelphia. After working in various capacities for several firms in Philadelphia, he founded his own atelier in 1935. While continuing his private practice, he served as a design critic and professor of architecture at Yale School of Architecture from 1947 to 1957 (wikipedia)