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Goldenberg House, 1959
LOUIS KAHN

The Goldenberg house was commissioned to the famous austrian architect by a family that wanted more than the typical suburban house, they wanted a house with a soul.

Khan designed a floor plan that was defined by concentric squares that overlaped. Another interpretation is a square without its corners, or one that was extruded in its sides.

This building showcases the ability of the architect to create deeply human spaces.

As most of Khan´s works, this house focuses on the room. In this particular case, that room is outdoors, a courtyard. It has certain similarities to the room but withholds a distintive quality, which is capturing the sky.

 

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