Louis Kahn's Death

Born (Birthday) February 20, 1901

Death Date March 17, 1974

Age of Death 73 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Profession Architect

The architect Louis Kahn died at the age of 73. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Prominent American architect whose work included the Yale University Art Gallery. He served as a professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design from 1957 until his passing.

He was romantically involved with three women over the course of his lifetime and had a child with each partner: his daughter was by his wife, Esther; his second daughter, Alexandra Tyng, was born to his frequent collaborator, Anne Tyng; and his son was born to Harriet Pattison. His second daughter’s birth occurred in Rome to prevent a scandal.

Quotes

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“Every building must have… its own soul.” (Louis Kahn)

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“Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.” (Louis Kahn)

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“Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became.” (Louis Kahn)

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“The first thing that an architect must do is to sense that every building you build is a world of its own, and that this world of its own serves an institution.” (Louis Kahn)

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“What does a house want to be?” (Louis Kahn)

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