Louis Kahn- Yale University Art Gallery

IMG_1255 IMG_1256 IMG_1257 IMG_1259 Here is another piece from Kahn and it is the Yale University Art Gallery. This one was interesting to me at first glance because only one side of the exterior was brick, and all the other sides were glass. So that was certainly unusual, but here is another example of Kahn incorporating symmetry and natural lighting along the exterior to illuminate the interior of the building. Then once you get inside you can see it is a wide open, spacious floor plan with lots of natural sunlight. The ceiling, as well as the picture of the staircase, is another depiction of his integration of shapes into his design plans. The clean, sharp angles of triangles are apparent in this building and he also regularly uses circles, semi-circles, and other trapezoidal fixtures within his other buildings also.

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