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By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

Also marvelous in a room is the light that comes through the windows of a room and that belongs to the room. The sun does not realize how beautiful it is until after a room is made. A man’s creation, the making of a room, is nothing short of a miracle. Just think, that a man can claim a slice of the sun.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

I sense a Threshold: Light to Silence, Silence to Light - an ambiance of inspiration, in which the desire to be, to express, crosses with the possible Light to Silence, Silence to Light crosses in the sanctuary of art.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

How accidental our existences are, really, and how full of influence by circumstance.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Louis Kahn

The Sun does not realise how wonderful it is until after a room is made.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Louis Kahn

Even a brick wants to be something. A brick wants to be something. It aspires. Even a common, ordinary brick... wants to be something more than it is. It wants to be something better than it is.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Louis Kahn

I try to create homes, not houses.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Louis Kahn

You say to a brick, 'What do you want, brick?' And brick says to you, 'I like an arch.' And you say to brick, 'Look, I want one, too, but arches are expensive and I can use a concrete lintel.' And then you say: 'What do you think of that, brick?' Brick says: 'I like an arch.'

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

A city is the place of availabilities. It is the place where a small boy, as he walks through it, may see something that will tell him what he wants to do his whole life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

How precious a book is in light of the offering, in the light of the one who has the privilege of this offering. The library tells you of this offering

By Anonym 14 Sep

Louis Kahn

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Louis Kahn

I Use The Square To Begin My Solutions Because The Square Is A Non-choice, Really. In The Course Of Development, I Search For The Forces That Would Disprove The Square.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Louis Kahn

The crocodile must want to be a crocodile for reasons of the crocodile

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

Greek architecture taught me that the column is where the light is not, and the space between is where the light is. It is a matter of no-light, light, no-light, light. A column and a column brings light between them. To make a column which grows out of the wall and which makes its own rhythm of no-light, light, no-light, light: that is the marvel of the artist.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

I just want to make my last demand in reverence to the work of what has been done by architects of the past. what was, has always been. what is, has always been. and what will be, has always been. such is the nature of beginning.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

Architecture is what nature cannot make. Architecture is something unnatural but not something made up.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

I sense Light as the giver of all presences, and material as spent Light.  What is made by Light casts a shadow, and the shadow belongs to Light.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Louis Kahn

The person of old had the same brilliance of mind that we assume we have now. But that which made a thing become manifest for the first time is our great moment of creative happening.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

Even a room which must be dark needs at least a crack of light to know how dark it is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

Architecture struck me between the eye and the eyeball.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Louis Kahn

We are born of light. The seasons are felt through light. We only know the world as it is evoked by light.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

All material in nature, the mountains and the streams and the air and we, are made of Light which has been spent, and this crumpled mass called material casts a shadow, and the shadow belongs to Light.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

Architecture appears for the first time when the sunlight hits a wall. The sunlight did not know what it was before it hit a wall.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

A room is not a room without natural light.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Louis Kahn

The creation of art is not the fulfillment of a need but the creation of a need. The world never needed Beethoven's Fifth Symphony until he created it. Now we could not live without it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

If people want to see Beaux-Arts, it's fine with me. I'm interested in good architecture as anybody else.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Louis Kahn

Architects in planning rooms today have forgotten their faith in natural light.  Depending on the touch of a finger to a switch, they are satisfied with static light and forget the endlessly changing qualities of natural light, in which a room is a different room every second of the day.