Louis I Kahn The Idea Of Public Decorum

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Louis I Kahn The Idea Of Public Decorum

  1. 1. Louis I.Kahn The Idea of Public Decorum
  2. 2. decorum ?
  3. 3. DECORUM = Appropriateness the suitability of a building’s design and was a commonplace principle of architectural theory from the Renaissance to the beginnings of modernism
  4. 4. decorum in architecture had a meaning as the sense of expression as a social order, in which building should be rhetorical, in hierarchy and always presumed an audience vitruvius
  5. 5. BUILDING = HUMAN WILL TO BE DESIRE TO BE WILL TO EXPRESS
  6. 6. human agreement
  7. 7. The Street is a ROOM By agreement Why ? It served a community A community is a nature result of gathering people. Therefore the building in the city should serve people purpose.
  8. 8. THE ROOM IS THE BEGINNING OF ARCHITECTURE THE PLAN IS A SOCIETY OF ROOMS A LONG STREET IS A SUCCESSION OF ROOMS A LONG STREET IS A SUCCESSION OF ROOMS THE CITY IS A PLACE OF ASSEMBLED INSTITUTION THE ROOM & PLAN, THE STREET & CITY = INSTITUTIONS BASED ON HUMAN AGREEMENT
  9. 9. Architecture & Human Agreement = the social nature of humanity = architecture as supportive of this nature and which each individual could realize a greater degree of worth
  10. 10. CITY How to measure a city ? The degree or the quality of the AVAILABILITIES CITY AS the place of the assembled institutions CITY AS something ‘measured by the character of its institution ’ <ul><li>INSTITUTION ? </li></ul><ul><li>= availabilities </li></ul><ul><li>= INSPIRATIONAL SOURCES: </li></ul><ul><li>THE INSPIRATION TO LEARN (PLACES OF STUDY) </li></ul><ul><li>THE INSPIRATION TO MEET (PLACES OF ASSEMBLY) </li></ul><ul><li>THE INSPIRATION TO EXPRESS (PLACES OF EXPRESSION) </li></ul>
  11. 11. human agreement & public decorum
  12. 12. HUMAN AGREEMENT PUBLIC DECORUM BUILDING DESIRE INTERPRET & UNDERSTAND BY COMMUNITY Since Human Agreement is based on community and the buildings is a servant for the community, it is obvious when the buildings successfully served and answer people needs and desires, and the buildings will become the part of decorous city.
  13. 13. the room
  14. 14. The room is the PLACE OF MIND Generative Power of CONVERSATION
  15. 15. MELLON CENTER YALE ART GALLERY
  16. 16. SERVANT & SERVED SPACE ‘ I do not like ducts; I do not like pipes. I hate them really thoroughly, but because I hate them so thoroughly, I feel they have to be given their place . If I just hated them and took no care, I think they would invade the building and completely destroy it.’ Wurman, Richard Saul., The Notebooks and Drawings of Louis I. Kahn , 1962
  17. 19. YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
  18. 27. MELLON CENTER
  19. 31. KIMBELL ART MUSEUM
  20. 37. SHER-E-BANGLA, NAGOR DHAKA, BANGLADESH

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