HAVING ALL THE ANSWERS: Louis Kahn

If I have all the answers when I begin,

some of the answers are wrong.

- Louis Kahn

Louis Kahn Natl Assembly Bldg 1.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

As leaders, we rely on what we know.

After all, people expect us to know. Not to be wrong.

But Louis Kahn was willing to be wrong if it meant building great buildings.

He was both certain of his direction and open to change simultaneously.

His approach sounds very strategic to me....

 

 

Carl Francis
CFrancis@Envisian.com
610.640.4600 ex 1

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* Louis Isadore Kahn (1901-1974) was an innovative American architect, based in Philadelphia, who created dozens of extraordinary modernist buildings around the world. After working for several firms in Philadelphia, he founded his own private practice in 1935. He served as a design critic and professor of architecture at Yale School of Architecture from 1947 to 1957.

The building shown above is Louis Kahn's National Assembly building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and is regarded as his greatest masterpiece and one of the wonders of modern architecture.