Anne Tyng, 91, groundbreaking architect
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.
The Artist in the Architect
Kahn doesn’t draw like an architect. Kahn’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.
Louis Kahn’s "Lost" Renderings Now Under Construction
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... ↑ Click image to enlarge Louis Kahn's plans for... View full entry
Piano to design expansion to Kahn's Kimbell
The “schematic design” phase is now complete, and the building’s basic position and shape have been established... 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... View full entry
Kahn's Esherick House up for auction
The Esherick House in Philadelphia by Louis I. Kahn is up for auction on 18 May 2008... Completed in 1961, the house combines the sensuous qualities of concrete and Apitong wood, in Kahn's unique geometrical style. As Nathaniel Kahn puts it: "It’s the perfect house for a creative person. If... View full entry
Kahn’s Esherick House Auctioned as Art
Louis I. Kahn’s Margaret Esherick House, 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. AIArchitect View full entry
Wiseman on Kahn
Carter Wiseman talks to California Literary Review about Louis I Kahn and his new biography on titled Louis I. Kahn: Beyond Time and Style. CLR View full entry
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Monument - Louis I. Kahn
An Elegy for a Memorial, and for the Man Who Designed It ...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... View full entry
Kahn's Yale Center For British Art Wins AIA 25 Year Award
The AIA 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. archrecord View full entry
My Architect - In Vancouver
and it's back again 'My Architect' opens tonight in vancouver at ::: The Ridge ::: 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... View full entry
"Unfortunately, I've been told that President Bush likes my work."
Frank Gehry's closing line on an interview By Ellis Woodman for Building Design.Gehry's endgameThe 75-year-old talks to Ellis Woodman about George Bush, building bandstands and beating Bill Gates By Ellis Woodman So IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve just arrived in Chicago... View full entry
"My Architect" Soundtrack Released Today
Commotion Records released the beautifully composed soundtrack to the film My Architect this morning. Purchase here. 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... View full entry