Louis Kahn Salk Institute Floor Plan. Kahn architect Louis I. Measuring the Immeasurable The Salk Institute is perhaps the most famous project of architect Louis Kahn.
Concrete is the material of parking garages and overpasses and highways but in the Salk Institute the concrete has an enormous warmth to it and changes in beautiful ways as the sun moves around or the fog rolls in says Nathaniel Kahn son of Louis Kahn and creator of the Oscar-nominated 2003 documentary My Architect. Measuring the Immeasurable The Salk Institute is perhaps the most famous project of architect Louis Kahn. While continuing his private practice he served as a design critic and professor of architecture at Yale School of Architecture from 1947.
T he Salk Institute in La Jolla California designed by Louis Kahn was imagined as a home of science by the inventor of the polio vaccine Jonas Salk.
The building materials had to be simple strong durable and as maintenance-free as possible. The updated plan stays true to the original vision for the campus developed by Jonas Salk and Louis Kahn and will allow the Institute to remain a world leader in the rapidly evolving world of basic medical research. Louis Isadore Kahn born Itze-Leib Schmuilowsky. Aaup030IA5401 Salk Institute for Biological Studies Site plan studies Louis I.