Brought to Light: The Houses of Louis Kahn

February 20th marked Louis Kahn's 113th birthday. To honor this date, the Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania curated the exhibition Brought to Light: The Houses of Louis Kahn which opened last Thursday. This is the University's very first exhibition that focuses entirely on Louis Kahn's domestic designs.

The architect's sketches, office drawings, models, historic photographs, and archival materials from Penn’s architectural archives are on display at the Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery. Color photographs of the houses are exhibited, as well as a newly commissioned model of the iconic Korman house. Also on display is never-before-seen video footage of the Esherick house documented by the Swiss architect Urs Büttiker. The video shows the play of light in this structure over a period of twenty-four hours.

Brought to Light: The Houses of Louis Kahn will be on view through May 23, 2014. Find additional information here.

Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Louis Kahn's Esherick House sketch from 1959, currently on display at the exhibition.