LOUIS KAHN'S THEORY OF ‘INSPIRED RITUAL’ AND ARCHITECTURAL SPACE

@article{Kohane2001LOUISKT,
  title={LOUIS KAHN'S THEORY OF ‘INSPIRED RITUAL’ AND ARCHITECTURAL SPACE},
  author={Peter Kohane},
  journal={Architectural Theory Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={6},
  pages={87 - 95}
}
  • Peter Kohane
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Architectural Theory Review
In his drawing from 1971, titled The Room, Louis Kahn depicts two people within an interior that derives its shape from ancient Roman buildings. He was indebted to Frank Brown, the historian at the American Academy in Rome, who argued that the Romans fashioned rituals as the basis for constructing architectural spaces. I will show that Kahn developed a related theory of design founded on an ‘inspired ritual,’ illustrating this in The Room, which is an appropriate setting for the two figures… Expand
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