AD Classics: Esherick House / Louis Kahn

first_imgArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: Louis Kahn Photographs CopyAbout this officeLouis KahnOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodPhiladelphiaHousesUnited StatesPublished on January 30, 2012Cite: Megan Sveiven. “AD Classics: Esherick House / Louis Kahn” 30 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – Metropol ClassicVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesProdemaProdEx Wood Facade in the Aspen Art MuseumSealantsSikaRenovation of Zeitz MuseumSinksBradley Corporation USAVerge Coordinated Soap Dispenser and Faucet SetsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Etch PrintingWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEngineered Wood FlooringAustralian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH)Australian Oak Engineered FlooringLouvers / ShuttersConstruction SpecialtiesSunshades – Airfoil LuxMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Todd Eberle Text description provided by the architects. An architect celebrated for his breathtaking studies of light and materiality in the creation of memorable architecture, Louis Kahn did not fail to maintain his rigor in the Esherick House of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Save this picture!© Todd EberleRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensAdmired for it’s spatial and luminous qualities, this is the first residence of its kind to convey the grand ideas of Kahn-style architecture. The two story dwelling, which is one of only nine private houses designed by Kahn to come into realization, rests on a lively six acre garden.Save this picture!© Todd EberleKahn’s fusion of materials, natural Apitong wood with manmade beige concrete, is true to his geometrically simple style which allows more emphasis to be placed on lighting and environmental context. The very orthogonal, monolithic composition is punctured by an irregular pattern of windows, revealing the warm interior. As is common in many styles of architecture, the interior walls are primarily white to accentuate the richness of the wood.Designing the residence for a book lover, Kahn’s open floor plan allows natural light to penetrate every corner through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The living room features built-in bookshelves that stretch up to the ceiling of the double-height space. A staircase that is reminiscent of Japanese architecture overlooks this living room space.Save this picture!© Todd EberleKahn breaks the boundaries of the box in only two instances, both of which are chimneys that symmetrically protrude from opposite ends of the dwelling. His seemingly simple floor plan can be further analyzed into four strips which house the service spaces, dining areas, circulation, and living room.Save this picture!Courtesy of ronan beckermanWhen experienced from the outside, the windows hint to the contents of the internal double height spaces. Their primary purpose is to allow the flow of light while permitting views to the beautiful surrounding landscape.Save this picture!© Todd EberleIn 1992, the house was awarded the distinguished honor of a Landmark Building Award from the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1992. Photographer Todd Eberle was brought in by Richard Wright to capture the beauty of the dwelling, to be published in the auction catalogue. It was put up for sale in May of 2008, and sold for an estimated three-million dollars.Save this picture!© Todd EberleProject gallerySee allShow lessIn Progress: Cite des Arts et de la Culture / Kengo Kuma & AssociatesArticlesEuropan 11 Proposal: ‘Nudge City’ / RIO AgencyArticles Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” AD Classics: Esherick House / Louis Kahn AD Classics: Esherick House / Louis KahnSave this projectSaveAD Classics: Esherick House / Louis Kahn Projects Copy+ 14Houses•Philadelphia, United States United States Save this picture!Written by Megan Sveiven Sharelast_img

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