Friday, 17 January 2014

A World within a World

“You present a quality, architectural, no purpose. Just a recognition of something which you can’t define, but must be built… But that’s a definite architectural quality. It has the same quality as all religious places…It’s the beginning of architecture. It isn’t made out of a handbook. It doesn’t start from practical issues. It starts from a kind of feeling that there must be a world within a world.”
Louis Kahn, Silence and Light, lecture first delivered at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, December 3, 1968, quoted in James F. Williamson, A World within a World: The Design of a Campus Interfaith Chapel

Jean Nouvel - Monolith - 2001-2002 - Unknown Photographer?

Konstantin Rozhdestvensky - Suprematist Landscape - 1935

Tony Smith - Die - 1962