Archinect - News 2017-04-30T09:15:46-04:00 Untangling Louis Kahn's life and work Nicholas Korody 2017-04-24T12:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T12:38:09-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is one of history&rsquo;s cruelties that Louis Kahn is almost better known for his unconventional domestic arrangements than for his architecture. Kahn gave us a remarkable string of masterpieces that includes the Salk Institute and the Kimbell Art Museum, and yet he was one of those shambling geniuses whose life was a mess of contradictions. While his commissions took him around the world, he managed to maintain three separate families at home in Philadelphia.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"He had a reputation for blowing deadlines and budgets, testing the patience of clients. No one was surprised to learn after his death in 1974 that his firm was deep in debt. The turmoil of his life came to overshadow his accomplishments."</em></p><p>The author, Inga Saffron, reviews&nbsp;<em>You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn </em>by Wendy Lesser, a new biography/monograph on the renowned architect. "Wendy Lesser&rsquo;s <em>You Say to Brick </em>is easily the most complete narrative of Kahn&rsquo;s life and career, magnificently researched and gracefully written," she writes.</p> Salk Institute to be refurbished by The Getty Conservation Institute Julia Ingalls 2016-09-27T14:38:00-04:00 >2016-10-07T01:07:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fungal biofilm and water sealant failure have added a black patina to the Salk Institute's iconic teak paneling, making the material vulnerable to decay. In order to save what is considered to be one of the world's finest architectural projects (and coolest structural alignment of the sunset save for perhaps <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manhattanhenge</a>), the Getty Conservation Institute undertook three years of careful study and is now ready to start implementing those improvements. &nbsp;</p><p>According to Getty Conservation Institute project specialist Sara Lardinois, &ldquo;The GCI sought to address issues on a long-term basis while preserving cultural significance and addressing the needs of those managing the site. Our aim was to help the Salk Institute incorporate a conservation approach into its overall site management at a critical point in the building&rsquo;s history&mdash;the 50-year mark often coincides with the need for a first major repair in modern buildings.&rdquo;</p><p>For more on all things Louis Kahn:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kimbell&rsquo;s $135 Million Expansion ...</a></li></ul> Kahn brought back to new life: gorgeously renovated Yale Center for British Art due to reopen Alexander Walter 2016-05-10T18:09:00-04:00 >2016-05-22T22:09:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The greatest work of art at New Haven&rsquo;s Yale Center for British Art is arguably the landmark building itself&mdash;and Louis Kahn&rsquo;s last structure is due to reopen this month after a 16-month renovation of its public galleries and lecture hall, and an upgrade of its accessibility, security, mechanical and electrical systems. This is the third phase of a $33m conservation project that began in 2008.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"George Knight of Knight Architecture, who led the conservation work, says: &ldquo;The thing that kept me up at night was [thinking] how can we preserve the building, which is so architecturally rich, and do all this surgery so as not to disfigure the patient in any way?""</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>All images courtesy of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale Center for British Art</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renovation of Kahn's Richards Labs pleases both scientists and architects</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale architecture students interview Dean Robert A.M. Stern</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li></ul> Renovation of Kahn's Richards Labs pleases both scientists and architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-12T13:05:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T02:31:47-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The renovation has pared Kahn's spaces down to their essence, restoring a Zenlike calm, and revealing the muscular concrete structure that made the design such a revelation in the early 1960s, when International Style glass towers were all the rage. As Kahn, who was known for his mystical pronouncements, might say, Richards has become the building it always wanted to be.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The renovation was led by Penn's university architect, David Hollenberg, who oversaw <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a host of architects</a>&nbsp;working on the complex's four towers, including: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EYP</a>, Urban Engineers, Keast &amp; Hood, Bruce Brooks &amp; Assoc., and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atkin Olshin Schade</a>.&nbsp;Hollenberg also suggested Penn nominate the building for National Historic Landmark Status, which it achieved in 2009, complicating the renovation significantly.</p><p>More from Kahn's legacy:</p><ul><li><a title="Works by Le Corbu and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad left off historic conservation list" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Works by Le Corbu and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad left off historic conservation list</a></li><li><a title="In-depth Louis Kahn exhibition opening at London&rsquo;s Design Museum on July 9" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In-depth Louis Kahn exhibition opening at London&rsquo;s Design Museum on July 9</a></li><li><a title="Decades Later, a Vision Survives" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Decades Later, a Vision Survives</a></li><li><a title="The Artist in the Architect" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Artist in the Architect</a></li><li><a title='Louis Kahn&rsquo;s "Lost" Renderings Now Under Construction' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louis Kahn&rsquo;s "Lost" Renderings Now Under Construction</a></li></ul> Works by Le Corbu and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad left off historic conservation list Nicholas Korody 2015-06-16T15:38:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T18:13:28-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The father of modern architecture Le Corbusier and the most influential architects of the 20th century Louis Kahn will not find place in the latest heritage conservation list of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). Ahmedabad happens to be the only place in the world where Le Corbusier had designed four different buildings. Louis Kahn's IIM-A building too does not figure in the list of heritage buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The list, which consists of 2,247 buildings and havelis in the walled city and 382 buildings outside the walled city area, will be notified in a day or two. Inclusion in the list will mean that the new conservation building bye laws would now be applicable."</p> In-depth Louis Kahn exhibition opening at London’s Design Museum on July 9 Justine Testado 2014-07-07T21:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T06:41:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture" is a multi-themed exploration behind legendary architect Louis Kahn that will be showcased at the Design Museum in London starting Wednesday, July 9. Until Oct. 12, 2014, the exhibition will feature architectural models, original drawings, travel sketches, photographs, and films &ndash; including interviews with famous architects like Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Sou Fujimoto, and Peter Zumthor who each describe how Kahn has influenced his own work.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Learn more about the exhibition on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Dead man building: is Louis Kahn's posthumous New York project his best? Alexander Walter 2014-07-07T13:56:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T19:14:37-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When the American architect Louis Kahn collapsed from a heart attack in the toilets of New York's Penn Station in 1974, he left behind a lot of loose ends. There were three children, by three different women [...]. There was his dwindling practice, which he left $500,000 in debt. And, tucked away in his sketchbooks, was a complete set of drawings for an unrealised project &ndash; one that would lie dormant in his archive for almost 40 years.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Influence of Robert Venturi on Louis Kahn Orhan Ayyüce 2013-06-18T17:03:00-04:00 >2013-06-24T22:03:16-04:00 <img src="" width="480" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This study considers the question of how Louis Kahn&rsquo;s development as an architect was shaped by the influences of Robert Venturi. The personal and professional interaction between these two historically significant architects began late in Kahn&rsquo;s career and early in Venturi&rsquo;s.</p></em><br /><br /><p> If my friend <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kurt Dillon</a> has not sent me the link for this significant thesis by then Master of Science in Architecture candidate Sam Rodell in Washington State University in 2008, I would have my suspicions hanging in the air without proper documentation. It is a great reading for folks who are ready to trash Robert Venturi at all times and treating Kahn as Zeus from the top of the hill. I have learned from and a fan of both, btw.</p> <p> <em>"This study considers the question of how Louis Kahn&rsquo;s development as an architect was&nbsp;shaped by the influences of Robert Venturi. The personal and professional interaction between&nbsp;these two historically significant architects began late in Kahn&rsquo;s career and early in Venturi&rsquo;s.</em></p> <p> <em>Starting with Venturi&rsquo;s master&rsquo;s thesis in 1950, the relationship continued past the seminal&nbsp;publication of Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture sixteen years later. Some historical accounts&nbsp;portray Kahn as mentor to Venturi over this period of time. It was in fact a ...</em></p> Eisenman's House VI, Venturi's Philadelphia House, and Louis Kahn’s Esherick House all set to hit the market Archinect 2013-05-01T18:18:00-04:00 >2013-05-02T10:35:09-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three of the most important modernist houses in the Northeast, including the 1964 house Robert Venturi designed for his mother, have been (or will soon be) put up for sale by their long-time owners, two of them without covenants that would ensure their preservation.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title="">Venturi's Philadelphia House</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br> Louis Kahn&rsquo;s Esherick House<br> &nbsp;</p> A world-class encyclopedic art museum, complex re-opens in New Haven Nam Henderson 2012-12-15T18:22:00-05:00 >2012-12-18T16:59:49-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Balance. For decades we&rsquo;ve had an art culture that tries to wow us with too muchness &mdash; blockbusters, biennials, bank-breaking museum buildings no one needs &mdash; and that ends up delivering way too little. Could it be that the day of just enough is upon us, and that Yale&rsquo;s just right museum is a bellwether?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Holland Cotter reviews the final results of the $135 million renovation and expansion of Yale&rsquo;s museum complex.&nbsp; The entire refurbished complex &mdash; a block-and-a-half-long stretch that is itself a museum of changing architectural styles &mdash; officially re-opened two weeks ago. Consisting of the 1953 Kahn building and two adjacent buildings on Chapel Street &mdash; the so-called Old Yale Art Gallery, a 1928 neo-Florentine Gothic building and Street Hall, a Ruskinian Gothic structure from 1866 &mdash; the renovations and additions have combined to give the respected institution an "<em>aura of a destination</em>'. The paper also recently published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a profile of Jock Reynolds, director of the Yale University Art Gallery, by Charles McGrath</a>. Therein McGrath explored the successful tenure of the sculptor turned director who has "<em>caused hundreds of millions of pour into Yale&rsquo;s coffers</em>" or to put it another way "<em>He makes money rain on the place</em>".</p> Four Freedoms Park and Modern Memorial Design Places Journal 2012-11-05T17:47:00-05:00 >2012-11-05T22:20:23-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The creation of a public monument is a fraught business these days. That the pristine work of an architect nearly 40 years dead should rise intact, in today&rsquo;s contentious political, legal and aesthetic climate, is a wonder. And how timely it is that the legacy of Franklin D. Roosevelt should be honored in such eloquent fashion at a moment when powerful political forces in this country seek to dismantle it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Why is the design of memorials so fraught? Belmont Freeman reviews the design and politics of diverse memorials to American presidents, with a focus on Four Freedoms Park in New York City, the memorial to Franklin Roosevelt designed by Louis Kahn that opened last month.</p> Louis Kahn’s Memorial to FDR opens on Oct. 24 Archinect 2012-10-12T16:10:00-04:00 >2012-10-17T19:47:03-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kahn drew up the design in 1973, rendering it with soft charcoal on yellow tracing paper. He had readied it for construction in 1974, but New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, a prime mover of the project, became vice president to Gerald Ford and got distracted by mightier demands... Then Kahn died of a heart attack in a public bathroom in New York&rsquo;s Pennsylvania Station at age 73.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Decades Later, a Vision Survives anthony dong 2012-09-13T12:43:00-04:00 >2012-09-13T22:23:09-04:00 <img src="" width="593" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The park...was conceived four decades ago. The visionary architect who designed it died in 1974. The site...remained a rubble heap while the project was left for dead. But in a city proud of its own impatience, perseverance sometimes pays off.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> An early look at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park Nam Henderson 2012-05-18T20:17:00-04:00 >2012-05-22T22:17:15-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect Editorial Contributor <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Plewke</a> recently visited the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park</a>, which opens officially Fall 2012. Designed by&nbsp;Louis I. Kahn the park is on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island, New York City. Check out more photo's via his <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flickr stream</a>.</p> Is There a Jewish Architecture? Places Journal 2012-02-02T20:13:00-05:00 >2012-02-03T08:16:28-05:00 <img src="" width="525" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Within the parameters of the building art there cannot be artists like Saul Bellow and Philip Roth or like Sidney Lumet and Woody Allen, who in books and movies probe the excruciating details of the Jewish encounter with American capitalism and lifestyle. Architecture cannot tell stories about one&rsquo;s Jewish mother or one&rsquo;s Jewish nose. Especially in the era of high modernism, architecture possessed limited expressive resources for detailed cultural critique.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Is there a type of Jewish architecture that unifies the work of Louis Kahn, Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, and Daniel Libeskind?</p> <p> Architectural historian Mitchell Schwarzer reviews Gaven Rosenfeld's ambitious book, <em>Building After Auschwitz: Jewish Architecture and the Memory of the Holocaust</em>, and comes away unconvinced.</p> Anne Tyng, 91, groundbreaking architect Archinect 2012-01-07T11:03:00-05:00 >2012-01-08T10:32:46-05:00 <img src="" width="299" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anne Tyng, a pioneering woman architect whose ideas about geometry influenced Louis Kahn's buildings and who later had a child with him, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, in Greenbrae, Calif. She was 91, said her daughter, Alexandra, who lives outside Philadelphia. Although Ms. Tyng was among the first group of women to graduate from Harvard University's architecture school in 1944, she struggled her entire career to be taken seriously. Firms would not hire her because she was a woman.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Artist in the Architect Paul Petrunia 2011-06-21T19:05:39-04:00 >2011-06-21T19:05:41-04:00 <img src="" width="535" height="457" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kahn doesn&rsquo;t draw like an architect. Kahn&rsquo;s drawings are instead personal, emotional. Each subject is unique, with Kahn truly moved by each building or landscape he studied. He had no interest in imposing his own order or technical perfection on the world he sketched.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Louis Kahn’s "Lost" Renderings Now Under Construction Paul Petrunia 2010-12-02T18:25:00-05:00 >2012-01-07T14:12:07-05:00 <p> Louis Kahn's plans for "Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park" are now officially beginning construction, 37 years after the initial groundbreaking was canceled due to New York City's near bankruptcy. Take the jump to read the full story...<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="image" name="image" src=""></a><br> &uarr; Click image to enlarge<br><br> Louis Kahn's plans for "Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park" are now officially beginning construction, 37 years after the initial groundbreaking was canceled due to New York City's near bankruptcy. Take the jump to read the full story...<br><b>Louis Kahn&rsquo;s &ldquo;Lost&rdquo; Renderings Now Under Construction<br><i>Architect&rsquo;s New York City Monument to Franklin D. Roosevelt Is Moving Ahead</i></b><br><br> Architect Louis Kahn was passing through Pennsylvania Station in New York on March 17, 1974 when he was struck with a heart attack. He died within minutes. But his body was not claimed for three days because he had changed the address on his passport.<br><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="image" name="image" src=""></a><br> &uarr; Click image to enlarge<br><br> Kahn&rsquo;s sudden death was a tragic loss to the world, and an incomprehensi...</p> Piano to design expansion to Kahn's Kimbell Paul Petrunia 2008-11-19T18:14:00-05:00 >2012-01-07T14:12:38-05:00 <br><p> The &ldquo;schematic design&rdquo; phase is now complete, and the building&rsquo;s basic position and shape have been established...<br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br> The new building will double the amount of gallery space at the Museum, which was designed by Louis I. Kahn and is considered to be a milestone of museum architecture. This addition to the Kimbell campus will solve an ongoing problem in that the existing building provides insufficient gallery space to accommodate a major temporary exhibition and a full display of the permanent collection at the same time.<br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><img src=""><br><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kimbell Art Museum</a></p> Kahn's Esherick House up for auction kosmograd 2008-04-15T05:23:00-04:00 >2012-01-07T14:12:51-05:00 <br><p> The Esherick House in Philadelphia by Louis I. Kahn is up for auction on 18 May 2008...<br> Completed in 1961, the house combines the sensuous qualities of concrete and Apitong wood, in Kahn's unique geometrical style.<br><br><img src=""><br><br> As Nathaniel Kahn puts it:<br> "It&rsquo;s the perfect house for a creative person. If I lived there&mdash;and I wish I did&mdash;I&rsquo;d have my Mac, a few books and a coffee maker. Sun falling in a high room, treetops through the window, a fire in a great hearth, what else do you need? "<br><br> Expected to go for an estimated $2-3million, this is one house sale that could buck the sub-prime real estate slump.<br><br> More at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wright 20</a></p> Kahn’s Esherick House Auctioned as Art Aaron Plewke 2008-03-28T10:22:00-04:00 >2012-01-07T14:13:13-05:00 <br><p> Louis I. Kahn&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Margaret Esherick House</a>, completed in 1961 in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, and county-appraised in 2006 at about $300,000, went on the auction block May 18. Richard Wright, the president of the auction house, expects it to fetch $2 to $3 million. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIArchitect</a></p> Wiseman on Kahn John Jourden 2007-05-01T13:26:00-04:00 >2012-01-07T14:13:31-05:00 <br><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carter Wiseman</a></p> <p> talks to California Literary Review about Louis I Kahn and his new biography on titled <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louis I. Kahn: Beyond Time and Style.</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CLR</a></p> The Franklin D. Roosevelt Monument - Louis I. Kahn Javier Arbona 2005-01-10T10:28:00-05:00 >2012-01-07T14:13:42-05:00 <br><p> <i>An Elegy for a Memorial, and for the Man Who Designed It</i></p> <p> ...The Franklin D. Roosevelt Monument on New York's Roosevelt Island turned out to be one of the last projects completed by Kahn. Devotees of Roosevelt and of Kahn are hoping that it is not too late to reconsider Kahn's 2.8-acre memorial as part of the 14-acre site. <a href=";position=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYTimes</a></p> Kahn's Yale Center For British Art Wins AIA 25 Year Award Javier Arbona 2004-12-08T12:27:00-05:00 >2012-01-07T14:13:55-05:00 <br><p> The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA</a> today handed its annual 25 Year award to Louis Kahn's Yale Center for British Art in New Haven. The award honors architectural landmarks completed at least 25 years ago that have stood the test of time. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">archrecord</a></p> My Architect - In Vancouver Christopher Fadden 2004-08-30T14:34:00-04:00 >2012-01-07T14:14:06-05:00 <br><p> and it's back again<br> 'My Architect' opens tonight in vancouver at ::: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Ridge</a> :::<br> Nathaniel Kahn, the illegitimate son of late, great modernist architect Louis I. Kahn, serves as director here on a mission to construct an image of his father. Nathaniel attempts to define his family (even though his father had three families) while capturing the simple brilliance of his father's designs, which cinematographer Robert Richman captures gloriously. A great film. (USA, 2004</p> "Unfortunately, I've been told that President Bush likes my work." Ludwig 2004-08-09T11:46:00-04:00 >2012-01-07T14:14:19-05:00 <br><p> Frank Gehry's closing line on an interview By Ellis Woodman for <a href=";storyCode=3039144" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Design</a>.<br><b>Gehry's endgame</b><br><br><i>The 75-year-old talks to Ellis Woodman about George Bush, building bandstands and beating Bill Gates</i><br><br> By Ellis Woodman<br><br> So I&Atilde;&macr;&Acirc;&iquest;&Acirc;&frac12;ve just arrived in Chicago, haven&Atilde;&macr;&Acirc;&iquest;&Acirc;&frac12;t slept for 21 hours and am running late for an audience with the world&Atilde;&macr;&Acirc;&iquest;&Acirc;&frac12;s most famous architect. I&Atilde;&macr;&Acirc;&iquest;&Acirc;&frac12;m also spectacularly wet, having run the three blocks from the subway to Millennium Park through a downpour of biblical proportions.<br><br> Making my apologies to Frank Gehry, I&Atilde;&macr;&Acirc;&iquest;&Acirc;&frac12;m sorely tempted to hand over the tape recorder and ask him to do the interview without me. Mr Gehry, however, has something he wants to get off his chest: &Atilde;&macr;&Acirc;&iquest;&Acirc;&frac12;You&Atilde;&macr;&Acirc;&iquest;&Acirc;&frac12;re a Brit? You guys like Bush, don&Atilde;&macr;&Acirc;&iquest;&Acirc;&frac12;t you? I don&Atilde;&macr;&Acirc;&iquest;&Acirc;&frac12;t: I hate him. I&Atilde;&macr;&Acirc;&iquest;&Acirc;&frac12;ve never been this scared in all my life. I&Atilde;&macr;&Acirc;&iquest;&Acirc;&frac12;m coveting my Canadian citizenship.&Atilde;&macr;&Acirc;&iquest;&Acirc;&frac12;<br><br> Mindful that an informed dialogue on the parlous state of global politics is somewhat beyond me, I ste...</p> "My Architect" Soundtrack Released Today Paul Petrunia 2004-07-13T15:49:00-04:00 >2012-01-07T14:14:30-05:00 <br><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Commotion Records</a></p> <p> released the beautifully composed soundtrack to the film <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">My Architect</a> this morning. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Purchase here</a>.<br><br> Last week I had the privilege of interviewing both the filmmaker, Nathaniel Kahn (son of Louis Kahn), and the score's composer Joseph Vitarelli. Besides being extremely talented artists, both men proved to be utterly fascinating and gracious. I look forward to sharing this experience in an upcoming Archinect feature.</p>