Our fourth year class at the U of Arizona has returned from our first fieldtrip: The Salk Institute. The highlight of the tour was a trip through a virendeel truss, which holds the buildings many systems. The Salk Institute is an amazing building. Its tight yet flexible integration of systems into a highly populated, busy scientific research building has allowed it to serve the community for over 40 years now, and without showing any signs of aging. Kahn is truly a master of both form and function- you'll know it when you see it in person.
But don't let me tell you, let me show you with a few of my favorite shots. One is a self portrait, as an introduction of sorts to a semester of blogging. Also: the illustration is my own, a warm up exercise for the year.