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Louis Kahn Exhibition Opens This Week

Architect Louis Kahn — the subject of a major retrospective at Fabric Workshop and Museum — was as enigmatic as he was distinctive. Born in […]

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Yes, Virginia, There Really WAS a Philadelphia School

You may have heard the term “Philadelphia School” used to refer to a group of architects who dominated, and some say transformed, the city’s built […]

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Panel To Tackle Past, Present and Future in Chestnut Hill

Back in the 1960s, around the time each of them designed iconic residences in the neighborhood, architects Louis Kahn, Romaldo Giurgola and Robert Venturi discussed how […]

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A Louis Kahn Icon in Chestnut Hill Wins National Preservation Award

The Margaret Esherick House in Chestnut Hill, one of Louis Kahn’s few residential commissions, has just won a national award for the preservation effort that […]

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Louis Kahn, Muhammad Ali and Delancey Street: Property’s Top 5 Homes of 2015

From Connor Barwin’s super cool jawn to multiple sales in the vaunted 1706 Rittenhouse, 2015 was a banner for home listings (and sales) in Philadelphia. […]

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Morning Headlines: Louis Kahn’s Clever House Is Off the Market

A piece of architectural history is about to be sold for only the second time in its existence. Yeah, the Clever House needs a little TLC, but […]

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Louis Kahn Alert: The Clever House in Cherry Hill Is on the Market

Here’s your chance, people. A bona fide piece of architectural history has just hit the market. Louis Kahn may have designed around two dozen houses […]

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Moshe Safdie Awarded 2015 AIA Gold Medal

The Board of Directors at the American Institute of Architecture has chosen Moshe Safdie, FAIA, as the recipient of the 2015 AIA Gold Medal. The […]

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List: Most Overlooked Women in Architecture

ArchDaily recently republished its post written last year in honor of International Women’s Day listing the 10 most overlooked women in architecture history. Among those included […]

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Federico Babina Made Cool Illustrations By Mixing Popular Architects and Artwork

ArchDaily brought this visual treat to our attention and we love it: artist Federico Babina (whose work is frequently featured on the architecture website) recently […]

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Some Restoration In Store For Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, a famous architectural gem by Louis Kahn, is under threat.  The wood-and-concrete property, which sits near the beaches of […]

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Louis Kahn’s Roche House Is on the Market

Well, this is exciting! The Philip and Jocelyn Roche House in Whitemarsh Township is on the market. Though it’s definitely considered a Kahn home — […]

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Best (Only?) Architecture-Related April Fools Joke

Are famous architects too serious for selfies? Robert Venturi, Philadelphia’s most famous postmodernist, may well have taken a few. But what about modern masters like […]

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Louis Kahn’s Earliest Residential Commission Goes Up for Sale

Well, this is exciting. Right on the heels of Richard Neutra’s Pitcairn House hitting the market comes this listing for a home designed by Neutra […]

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Robert Redford Directs Film Segment About Louis Kahn [TRAILER]

Cathedrals of Culture, a new film project from Wim Wenders that premiered at the Berlin Film Festival last week, asks buildings to speak, to share […]