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Designs That Move: Louis Kahn’s Dhaka Assembly

Posted on Saturday, Apr 7th 2007

Louis Kahn preferred simple materials – brick and concrete – but worked with them with astonishingly facility, creating spaces that are both highly functional and spiritually uplifting.

For Kahn, architecture became the search for truth and buildings were living things. The Bangladesh project is a wonderful story in and of itself – a Jewish architect is brought to a Muslim country, building a 20,000-square-foot mosque for the National Assembly.

Read the review of My Architect, a film about Louis Kahn, made by his son.

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This segment is a part in the series : Designs That Move

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