Louis I. Kahn


·         Louis Kahn was born an 20th Feb. 1901 in Estonian Isel of Osel 

·         He was U.S. architect  educator and philosopher and is one of tore most 20th century architect.

·         In 1905 he migrated to Philaphedia with his parents  and thus Philaphedia became base for his  activities and vehicles for many of his planning theories.

·         He was gutted at both painting and music and had scholarships in either.

·         At the age of 16, inspired by his school he took architecture

·         In 1924 the graduated from university of Pennsylvania school of arts.

·         In 1928 because Art  of Education send him to Europe due to his drawing abilities where he saw antiquity of Roman and Greek which impressed him a lot.

·         In 1947, he visited, Yale as a critic and soon made professor there.

      5 years later he designed an extension to yale which was the first modern  building of  Yale.

·         In 1950 he became an architect of international status.

·         Le corbusier touched his sense of architecture a lot i.e. he was inspired by him.

·         After Frank Lloyd wright he was on his position.

·         After Louis I’ Kahn’s death his drawings and papers were purchased by common wealth of Pennsylvania and placed in custody of Pennsylvania and museum commission. 


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