Timelessness

Louis I. Kahn’s Salk Institute keeps its timelessness that has been providing everyone great pleasure in all senses throughout its existence. It is the Architecture of joy, calm, happiness, beauty, order, friendliness, purity, divinity, and many more.  This masterpiece is the architecture of Architecture – it manifests every aspects of what Architecture is.  This video by Chang Khun Kim on Vimeo takes you there to feel and appreciate the power of this masterpiece Architecture. Enjoy!

Salk Institute from Chang Kyun Kim on Vimeo.

Stills from the video:

“The soul has more need for the ideal than the real.”

Steven Holl believes that Light is a material. Each project he worked on began with a site and a circumstance, a situation and a program; therefore, architecture should be reinvented for every situation. Architecture should be about place, and the idea that drives the design should be also related to the way the structure, the light, the space, and materials are in some kind of organic relation that ties all these together.  However, experiencing architectural space should be free of the idea that drives the design. One doesn’t need to know that in order to get the meaning of the building.


Steven Holl: Spaces Like Music from Louisiana Channel on Vimeo.