Published Writings 4 - as referred to by *

(Designed my first year as Faculty, part of the Architecture at Rice series)


KAHN Louis I. KahnTalks With Students

the original, designed in 1970, and its position situated within a didactic history.

KAHN  the title simply states; refer to my statement on page: WORK- Idea as Architecture/Architecture as Idea.



The design reflects many of the Principles that drive my approach to a multivalent mode of reforming and reiterating them.

Inversions, Layers, Transparency, Opacity, Reversal, Symmetry, Balance.

The original title was a deliberate reference to a 1943 book by LeCorbusier (apparently the re-issue some 30 years later, was not aware of the connection), and a series of translations/appropriations at the time validated the parti of using the form of 'Blank Verse' to capture the pattern of Kahn's speaking (which he acknowledged to me).

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Proposed First Floor
Adapting the existing House by revising/expanding/upgrading the facilities.
Proposed Second Floor
Shown overlaid on the First Floor, proposing a 'bridge' connection in a double-height volume.
Site Failure - 2013
As the Lake rises and falls every year, a large unseen boulder was pulled away.
Overall Terrace Failure
View looking South illustrates the conundrum of "starting over".
SITE view 1
A failure resulted in a collapse at the North end of the Site
SITE  view 2
The result was the necessity of demolishing an outdated existing Structure, as may be seen from debris.
Plan view documents the resulting Footprint.
Stabilized North end shown; joint acquisition of adjacent South parcel with a neighbor, permitted relocation.
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