Louis Kahn Architecture

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The mind's perception of itself determines the individual's thinking and perception of reality. It determines the individual's perception of reality in a social and cultural context. The total and integrated functioning of the brain results in a holistic perception of reality. The brain-based holistic perception of reality forms the basis for adaptive behavior. The holistic learning process involves the 'orchestration' of the so-called mental 'powers' - imagination, intuition, associations, questioning, synthesizing, and thinking skills. The human brain is characterized by a natural capacity for observation and inquiry, essential for the learning process which is necessary for survival of the individual in a complex environment. Constituting…show more content…
Louis I. Kahn (1901-1974), for instance, in his work represented a profound search for the very meaning of architecture. He was a precocious artist and musician in high school. His exploratory, questioning attitudes probed in a poetic manner the inner meaning of architecture. For Kahn, the designing of buildings went well beyond just fulfilling utilitarian needs. He searched for "beginnings" and wanted to discover what a particular building "wants to be". In creating a building Kahn first sought to understand its "Form," or inner essence, which he considered to be "immeasurable". Once the "Form" was conceived, it was then subjected to the realities of the "measurable" through "Design". In a successful final product, Kahn believed, the original "Form" can still be strongly…show more content…
The structure of both architecture and poetry play with the rhythm and vice versa, rhythm can be independent of the structure, but many times the structure develops its own rhythm as it is laid out. There is also a variety of structural systems that can be chosen and applied to a poem or building. Poems with fixed form have stanzas, line couplets, and meter. Similarly, architecture has its own different system like post and beam, truss, and masonry to name a few. Structure also plays with the visual aspect of the poem or building. Rhythm as it is defined in architectural standards is a regular or harmonious pattern created by lines, forms, and colors in a composition or visual art. This is achieved in architecture through the application of geometric fields or ratios to the design of a building. Both architects and poets use rhythm to establish order in their creations, and from that the poem or building is tied together by this sometimes unconscious force. Tadao Ando explains his architectural thought as: "Square versus circle, light versus shadow, materiality versus immateriality, concrete against

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