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Tour All of Louis Kahn's Private Home Projects in Philly

There are only nine private homes built according to plan by the late architect Louis Kahn (1901 - 1974) —a surprisingly small number when considering the length and breadth of his career. Born in czarist Russia in what is now Estonia, Kahn emigrated to Philadelphia with his family in 1906, and contributed immeasurably to the built environment as draftsman, professor, and urban planner, although it was his work as architect building masterworks such as the Salk Institute and the National Assembly Building in Bangladesh that he considered "the sum of all [his] works." Kahn regarded the House as an "archetype and starting point for his understanding of architecture and community," and this look at his residential work reflects his desire to cultivate "a stronger connection between architecture and the surrounding environment."


See the monumental architect's work on a different scale; map and photos this way >>