Louis Kahn: House Of The Nation by Richard Saul WurmanLouis Kahn: House Of The Nation by Richard Saul Wurman

Louis Kahn: House Of The Nation

byRichard Saul Wurman, KAZI ASHRAFPhotographed byGrischa Ruschendorf

Paper over Board | August 1, 2014

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Louis Kahn' National Assembly building in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is regarded by many as his greatest masterpiece and one of the wonders of modern architecture.The octagonal main Parliament building is framed by eight hostel blocks--all built in local red brick, lawns and an artificial lake symbolizing the significance of water in Bangladesh.The striking simplicity of the exterior, consisting of only concrete and bands of inlaid marble, is broken up by a variety of recessed geometric shapes which create hollow spaces to allow for sunlight and air to circulate the entire building complex. Grischa Rüschendorf's stunning architectural photos, some depicting so far unseen areas, invite you to explore the rarely visited building, and how this timeless masterpiece has stood the test of time.
Born in 1969 in Germany, Grischa studied photography in Berlin, where his final year there coincided with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. This drew him eastward and into features photography. In the following years, he documented the changes in Eastern Europe and the ensuing disintegration of the Soviet Union. The newly establishe...
Title:Louis Kahn: House Of The NationFormat:Paper over BoardDimensions:112 pages, 14.8 × 11 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 2014Publisher:Oro EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194180635X

ISBN - 13:9781941806357